Runway to Success

GateWay Community College fundraiser supports student success initiatives

GateWay Community College held its annual fundraising event, Runway to Success, on March 6 at Clayton House in Scottsdale. More than 250 guests attended, representing community leaders, business partners, board member and Maricopa County Community College District leadership. The funds raised will support student success initiatives at GateWay.

Oscar De las salas and Lauri Termansen co-chaired the evening, which opened with a fashion show by Fashion by Robert Black. Carey Peña and Dizzie Ramsey helped tell the stories of GateWay’s students. In addition to a silent auction, the evening included a live auction hosted by Letitia Frye.


Afzal Gill and Nasira Asim

Austin and Diane Hermes

Barb Anderes, Maria Wise and Carolyn Ufford

Dr. Hilda Villaverde, Kathleen Babilon, Ann Blatte, Joanne Smith and Nancy Farrington

Carey Peña

Steven Gonzales, MCCD chancellor; Lynn Wasley, GWCC first-place student; and Maria Wise, GWCC, president

Paul Newman, MaDonna Hall Newman and Jonathan Jacko

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