WYE MILLS – Sponsorship and donor opportunities are now open for the Chesapeake College Foundation 2021 Pride of the Peake. John DeLuca, Bob Rauch and the Multicultural Advisory Committee will be honored for their contributions to Chesapeake College during Pride of the Peake Week April 26-29.
As a tribute to their contributions, the Foundation’s goal is to raise at least $10,000 for each of the designated endowed scholarships celebrating our honorees. Event sponsors or donors will not only recognize the service of Pride of the Peake honorees, but will also impact Chesapeake College students who will become future leaders in service to the community.
The college this year will recognize the Pride of the Peake honorees with a week-long celebration and online ceremony. The week of recognition will culminate with a virtual celebration on Thursday, April 29 at 6 pm.
“Our honorees have done so much to help students across our region meet their goals and improve their lives through education,” said Chesapeake College President Clifford Coppersmith. “Their efforts make a difference to our community every day. They choose to invest their talents, energy and resources in our students. We regularly see the results of their investment in the lives of our graduates and the communities they serve.”
Retired businessman and community advocate Mr. DeLuca established the TREES Scholarship to prepare Certified Nursing Assistants for work in the community. Since launching the scholarship to aid aspiring CNA’s, Mr. DeLuca’s support has expanded to include other workforce training initiatives.
A long-time supporter of higher education in Maryland, Mr. Rauch is President of RAUCH Inc. and has partnered with Chesapeake to prepare the region’s workforce. He has worked to provide both career and transfer pathways for Chesapeake students.
The Multicultural Advisory Committee, comprised of college employees and community members, works to promote diversity and inclusion at Chesapeake. To help support this mission, the group fundraises for the J.C. Gibson Memorial Book Scholarship for economically challenged students in the five-county service area.
The current Peake level sponsor is the Birney Charitable Fund| Queenstown Harbor Golf Resort. The current Gold Level Sponsor is McDonald’s|The Meoli Companies.
Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available and supporters may make online donations to the honoree’s scholarship funds. Learn more about how to support Pride of the Peake at https://www.chesapeake.edu/pride-of-peake
For information about the event or how to sponsor/donate to support the scholarships, please contact Michelle Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.