April 2017
Donors and Students Celebrate at Annual Luncheon
(Left to right) Dr. Bill Law, student Linda Johnson and Patrick Brett Foundation
Co-Founders Kim and Terry Brett
SPC Foundation donors, partners, students and college leadership celebrated the awarding of more than $1.7 million in scholarships to over 2,000 students during the 2015-16 academic year at the St. Petersburg College Foundation's 18th Annual Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon on March 30.

More than 250 guests attended the event, sponsored by RBC Wealth Management and Emceed by Bay News 9's Veronica Cintron. SPC students, Andrew Holness and Valerie Diaz, moved the audience as they shared their educational journeys with guests.

Offering a donor's perspective, Terry Brett co-founder of the Patrick Brett Foundation and former Chair of the College Board of Trustees, shared the heart-felt story behind the Foundation he created with wife Kim in memory of their son. The Patrick Brett Foundation funds scholarships for fresh-start students at SPC, giving them a second chance to succeed.

Diaz, who is graduating in May with an A.A., said, "I want to sincerely thank those who have made this all possible. All of the Foundation's donors along with SPC's dedicated faculty and staff have given me the opportunity to aim higher and achieve the unthinkable."
SPC Night at the Trop
SPC Foundation Board Members and friends (right) as well as an excited crowd of SPC students cheered on the Rays who won their first series of the season with a 4-1 victory over the New York Yankees on April 5th. We must be good luck!

The evening kicked off with a check presentation from the Rays Baseball Foundation to fund first generation scholarships at SPC.

Upcoming Events
Kafkasso: Gypsy, World Music & Dance
Saturday, May 13 at 8:30pm
The Palladium Theater
253 Fifth Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL

Visit www.mypalladium.org or call (727) 822-3590 to purchase tickets.

Women in Space: Astronaut Nicole Stott
Saturday, June 3
Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI)
4801 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL

Join astronaut and SPC Alum Nicole Stott - the first person to paint a work of art in space - for an inside look at women as explorers and artists in space.
Call (813) 987-6000 or CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.