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Businesses Support Collin College Fundraising Concept

Area Businesses Support Collin County Community College District’s New Fund-Raising Concept

February 26, 2001 — Collin College and the Collin College Foundation will introduce a new fund-raising concept to North Texas on Friday, March 16 — An Evening of Monopoly®.

The event, which will be held at Plano’s new Doubletree Hotel at Legacy Town Center, promises to be fun, entertaining and worthwhile. Guests will have the opportunity to test their Monopoly® skills in a fast-paced version of the game while raising scholarship funds for outstanding CCCCD students in financial need.

“We are looking forward to premiering An Evening of Monopoly®. Other areas of the country have hosted this unique fund raiser and have had excellent community response,” said Richard Abernathy, chairman of the Collin College Foundation Board. “We are expecting this to become a popular annual event for the college.”

An Evening of Monopoly® is already attracting considerable community interest through sponsorship support. Given the evening’s theme, sponsors are taking a cue from the classic board game. TXU Electric & Gas (McKinney) is the Utilities sponsor. Other major sponsors include Boardwalk owners EDS (Plano), Eurest Dining Services (Plano), Exide Technologies (Frisco), Hall Financial (Frisco), Southwestern Bell (Dallas), Tangent Computer and Telecom Electric Supply Co. (Plano).

“We often forget that there is a significant portion of our community that is in financial need,” said Sam E. Roach, chairman of the CCCCD Board of Trustees. “By creating the necessary funding to assist students in their pursuit of higher education, we are helping build a socially aware, vibrant community. The success of our cities, economy and state depend on an educated citizenry. We deeply appreciate all of those who are supporting this worthwhile endeavor.”

Seating is limited at this event and reservations are required. For more information about an Evening of Monopoly®, please call the Collin College Foundation at 972-881-5611.

Additional sponsors include: Get Out of Jail Free — The Prison Restaurant Pennsylvania Avenue — Abernathy, Roeder, Boyd & Joplin PC; Allegiance Title Co.; Allen Economic Development Corporation; American Bank of Texas; American National Bank of Texas; Argent Property Company; Arthur Anderson LLP; Bob Tomes Ford; Community Credit Union; Corgan Associates, Inc.; Course Technology/Thompson Learning; DalMac Companies; Dill Investments LLC; Ebby Halliday Realtors and Ebby Halliday of Collin County; Dr. John Findley; Fisher Controls; Dr. Wayne Goodowitz Dental Careers Foundation; Grant Sales, Inc.; Hanson Financial Group; HealthSouth; Independent Bank; Robert & Liza Keahey; Leadership Directions LLC; Legacy Bank of Texas; Legacy Business Park; Legacy Payroll; Madison Residential Group; McKinney Chamber and McKinney Economic Development Corporation; McKinney Education Foundation; Jim Newman Real Estate; The Nautilus Group/New York Life; Jim Nelson -North Preston Properties; Northstar Services; Plano Economic Development Corporation; Larry Peel & Company; Plano Office Supply Company; Post Properties; Kenneth and June Price; Republic Title of Texas; Rockwall Economic Development Corporation; Romano’s Macaroni Grill; Tomden Engineering; Vinson & Elkins LLP; Vision Wealth Management, Inc.; and Xerox/Digitex.

In-kind sponsors — AT&T Broadband, Biggerstaff Flowers, Inside Collin County Business, and Medical Center of Plano.

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.