EGSC Foundation Casino Night fundraising event was a huge success


The East Georgia State College (EGSC) Foundation hosted its first Casino Night fundraising event on Thursday, November 9. The event was held at the Swainsboro Country Club and featured casino games that guests played for a chance to win various prizes. A silent auction was also held during the event to raise funds for the EGSC Foundation.

“We are so thankful to all the community members who came out to support our first Casino Night fundraiser and to help celebrate EGSC’s 50th anniversary! This event was a huge success thanks to the many people who attended and the wonderful sponsors of the event,” said Harley Smith, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at EGSC. “The event would have not been possible without the community members and businesses that stepped up to be sponsors and support this event.”

The “Jackpot Sponsors” of the event were Durden Banking Company, Citizens Bank of Swainsboro, Nordson, Yeomans & Associates Agency, and Todd Padgett Housing Center.

The “Diamond Sponsors” of the event were Hall & Navarro, Our Town Healthcare, Central Fence Co., and Emanuel Medical Center.

The “Heart Sponsors” included Damien Scott, Grevillea Creek Farm, LLC., Swainsboro Country Club, Davis Marketing Company, and Action Signs.

All the money raised from the event will benefit the EGSC Foundation. The mission of the EGSC Foundation is to help transform and enhance the lives of its diverse student population by providing educational opportunities, financial support, and advocacy for our students. By generating, processing and allocating gifts, the Foundation supports efforts that enhance the quality of programs by funding scholarships, new academic initiatives, technology, endowments, faculty/staff development, athletic programs, and capital projects.

The EGSC Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the cause of higher education in the area through the development of the college. Since, 1973 the EGSC Foundation has helped to make the future a bright one for hundreds of academically talented students. Attracting and retaining high quality students through a strong scholarship program has always been one of the priorities for the EGSC Foundation.

East Georgia State College would also like to thank the community members and businesses that donated silent auction items: Claxton Oil Company, OurTown Healthcare, Southern Traditions Floral & Gifts, EGSC Tree Campus Committee, Lowe's of Statesboro, Danielle Calloway, Pruitt Health Hospice and Palliative Care, Boro Balloons, Exhale Salon & Massage Therapy, Georgia First Bank, Accessorize It! Designs, Dermatology Associates of Vidalia, Circle W Farms, Custom Furniture, Chad Henry Fire Pits, Barb's Unique Designs, Kristen, Espiritu Brows, Coleman House Inn, Arting Around with Amber, Liquor Vault, Swainsboro Supply, Everwild Boutique, GT Auto & More, Mark Williams Studio, T98, Halo Salon & Spa, Lisa's Home Furnishings, Tres Chicas - Natasha Goss, EGSC Apiary, Claxton Fruit Cake, Twin City Drug Company, Diana Cochran, Forest Heights Country Club, Twisted Gypsee Co., Ruth Underwood, Todd Padgett, General Store - Kailey Dees, Vidalia Federal, Burlap and Twine, and Pix Photography.