Easton Courier, Wednesday, 07 October 2009 16:45

Easton-based foundation aids Housatonic alumni gala on Nov. 21

The Bannow Larson Foundation of Easton has committed a $10,000 sponsorship to the Housatonic Community College (HCC) Foundation in support of the college’s Alumni Hall of Fame Gala, a Nov. 21 fund-raising event at Housatonic’s new Beacon Hall events center.

Dorothy Larson, Bannow Larson Foundation president, said the sponsorship is consistent with the foundation’s mission to support educational opportunities for local students.

Larson said the event will “honor alumni who have made the best of their HCC education, while raising scholarship funds for deserving greater Bridgeport students hoping to better themselves through further education.”

The black-tie gala will include a special presentation by actor, director and author LeVar Burton, who is known for roles in the TV miniseries Roots; as host of the PBS children’s series Reading Rainbow; and co-star of the Emmy Award-winning TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation.

In addition to his stage and screen career, Burton is a literacy advocate who speaks on the subject worldwide.

The evening will include the induction of three HCC alumni into the college’s newly formed Alumni Hall of Fame. The inductees have distinguished themselves in their careers or community service.

For gala information contact HCC’s Maureen Dowdle at 203-332-5078 or mdowdle@hcc.commnet.edu This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .