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THIRD Annual "Celebration of Education" Gala

THIRD Annual "Celebration of Education" CCEF Gala

The Cherokee County Educational Foundation will build upon the success of its past two events with the presentation of its Third Annual “Celebration of Education” Gala benefitting the Cherokee County School District on Saturday, March 11, 2017.

The black-tie optional event at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center in Canton begins with a cocktail hour and silent auction at 6:30 p.m. and dinner, awards and entertainment at 7:30 p.m. The event’s presenting sponsor is Northside Hospital-Cherokee.

“Our past two galas have been so successful that we can’t wait for this year’s event,” CCEF Board President William “Billy” G. Hasty Jr. said. “Our sponsors and guests help us celebrate the important work being done every day by our School District and raise funds to benefit CCSD students, teachers and schools.”

Since its establishment in 2012, CCEF has awarded more than $205,000 in grants to students, teachers and schools. The nonprofit, charitable foundation seeks funding and resources to enrich schools in areas not fully funded in the regular school program.

[caption id="attachment_1014" align="alignleft" width="171"]Patsy Jordan, Alumni of the Year 2017 2017 Recipient Patsy Jordan

Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, raffle with cash prizes and silent auction during the cocktail hour reception, followed by dinner, dessert and the program. The entertainment will be the third annual “CCSD’s Got Talent” student talent show featuring the best act from each of CCSD’s six high schools in competition for a $1,000 grand prize and $500 runner-up prize.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower is the event’s Honorary Chair, and there will be special recognitions of outstanding alumni and educators as part of the evening’s festivities.

[caption id="attachment_1015" align="alignright" width="171"]Roger Garrison, Alumni of the Year 2017 2017 Recipient Roger Garrison

A presentation of the third annual Alumni of the Year Awards will honor one alumnus and one alumna of CCSD high schools for outstanding professional and civic contributions.

This year’s recipients, who were selected by the CCEF Board, are life-long resident of Cherokee County and Cherokee County Board of Education Member, Patsy Jordan and Roger Garrison, who successfully served as Sheriff of Cherokee County for an unprecedented 24 years.

Foundation Board Members, Amanda Arnold of Credit Union of Georgia and Community and PTA volunteer Debbie Rabjohn, are the Gala Co-Chairs.


Sponsors already committed to the event include:



Northside Hospital-Cherokee



Cobb EMC Community Foundation
Credit Union of Georgia



Aramark Education Management
Cherokee Conference Center at The Bluffs
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Hasty Pope LLP
LGE Community Credit Union
Original Mattress Factory
Roach Caudill & Gunn LLP
Seasonal Designs Landscaping



Brown & Brown Insurance
Center Cut Catering
Chattahoochee Technical College
Cherokee Computer
Chick-fil-A of Cherokee County
Davenport & Company
Georgia Power
Manley Spangler Smith Architects, P.C.
Reinhardt University
Sisson Media
State Senator Brandon Beach
Woodstock Furniture Outlet



Five Talents Wealth Management
Frontline Technologies
Nova Engineering and Environmental
Path & Post - Becky Babcock
Womack Lewis Smith

To sponsor the Gala, please contact Angela Kuter, Executive Director of the Cherokee County Educational Foundation at 770-704-4228 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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