On August 3, 2019, Global attended and contributed to a record-breaking Black Tie & Blue Jeans fundraiser in Columbia County. The nonprofit, Columbia Learning Center, hosts this summer social and auction for their Chance to Become scholarship program. Since 2013, Global has been a strong supporter of the program and was happy to donate more than $20,000 toward the cause this year.
A local paper, the Clatskanie Chief, wrote:
“The bi-annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans fundraiser raised a record-breaking $170,000 to put towards scholarships at their recent event.
More than 350 guests attended the fundraiser hosted by the Columbia Learning Center at the scenic Deer Island Stock Ranch on Saturday, August 3rd.
A variety of items were auctioned off, from a fine bronze sculpture. a pair of laying hens complete with coop, to a VIP tour of the Boeing plant in Everett WA.
The money raised from the sold-out event will allow Columbia Learning Center to award up to 35 of their $5,000 ‘Chance to Become Scholarships’ over the next two years to high school seniors in all of the Columbia County school districts.”