Hartnell's Party in the Library exceeds goal

Publish Date: 
May 22, 2017

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, Hartnell College Foundation hosted its Eleventh Annual Party in the Library (PITL) with this year’s theme of “Catalyze!” which truly created an incredible reaction for support of Hartnell College, its students, and programs. Trustees Candi DePauw, Erica Padilla-Chavez, and Patricia Donohue were in attendance.

This is one of Salinas Valley’s favorite events with large attendance each year that reaches new levels of fundraising in support of our students.  This year PITL  raised over $400,000 in support of Hartnell College and the Foundation.  In its 11 years, PITL has raised well over $3.5 million!

Party in the Library was presented by Sam Linder Auto Group. The night featured a cocktail greeting, delectable strolling dinner, a special singing performance from Mariana Vigueras, amazing auction, dancing to the Money Band, and most importantly the opportunity to make the educational dreams of Hartnell students come true.

Hartnell students, Elizabeth Madrigal, Priscilla Amao, and Jasmin Camba shared their personal educational journey and spoke of the impact Hartnell’s programs, student success scholarships, and career preparation internships have had in their lives. They were surprised with a $1,500 George Tanimura Scholarship.

Each year the event features the presentation of the Hartnell College Foundation’s Leadership Award honoring exceptional leaders who have exhibited significant effort and leadership on behalf of the Foundation, college, students and alumni. This year’s award was presented to local leaders Bob Martin and Cathy Schlumbrecht. The honorees were selected due to their community involvement, leadership and being monumental in their support of the college.

The Hartnell College Foundation recognizes the Party Co-Chairs, Alfred Diaz-Infante, Kurt Gollnick and Susan Gill for their vision and dedication.  Special appreciation goes to the Party in the Library Committee, sponsors, and to the community at large for supporting Party in the Library 2017.