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March 13, 2009 – Thanks to the presenting partner, Gay, McCall, Isaaks, Gordon, and Roberts P.C. and many other sponsors, guests at the Collin Cabaret 2009 travelled 60 years into the past with entertainment of the 1940s radio melodramas, music, dance and singing. While they were enjoying this experience, they were doing it in the spirit of raising funds for college scholarships.

Hosted by Collin College and the Collin College Foundation, the 2009 Collin Cabaret event raised more than $300,000 to benefit students. A wide array of talent was showcased with more than 100 Collin College students. They participated in the fields of culinary arts, music, dance, photography, graphic design and art. Culinary art students worked with the chef at Embassy Suites Frisco Hotel and Convention Center in preparing a 1940s smorgasbord and creating special pastry centerpieces which characterized 1940s entertainment.

Art students designed 1940s-style posters that depicted the different disciplines of the curriculum at the college. Guests were able to bid on these art pieces as souvenirs from this memorable event. Performing students entertained to the sights, sounds, dance, music and song of the era. 

Big band, choral and dance students collaborated for lively performances of 1940s classics such as “Sing, Sing, Sing,” “Jump, Jive and Wail,” “Java Jive,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “I’ll be Seeing You,” “Zoot Suit Riot,” It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),” and “My Funny Valentine.”

Theatre students regaled attendees with live melodrama skits made famous during the radio age, including Abbot and Costello’s “Lion Hunter” and the dramatic radio play, “Sorry, Wrong Number.”

Collin College Foundation is grateful for the tremendous financial support of partners and contributors to ensure success in raising funds for 2009-10 scholarships for students at the college.

The following donors are recognized for their continued interest and dedication of ensuring individuals needing financial support are able to secure their higher education degrees.          

Gay, McCall, Isaacks, Gordon & Roberts P.C.

PBK Architects

Gayle and E.T. Boon
Beulah Holman Foundation
Emerson Process Management, Regulator Technologies Inc.
Medical Center of Plano

Atmos Energy
Baylor Medical Center at Frisco
Milton and Mary Kate Buschbom
Centennial Medical Center, Tenet Healthcare Foundation
Farmersville Community and Economic Development Corporations
Dr. Wayne Goodowitz, Dental Careers Foundation
David and Genie Hammel
Hunt Construction Group
Lee Lewis Construction
Libby and Steve Maus/New York Life
Sam Roach Business Center
Strasburger & Price, L.L.C.
Telecom Electric Supply
Jane Willard
Wylie Economic Development Corporation

Jill and Richard Abernathy
Abernathy, Roeder, Boyd & Joplin, P.C.
Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Plano Economic Development Corporations
Arts of Collin County
Cindy and Harry Bauge
Carey Cox Company
Collin Deans
Collin Faculty
Collin Friends – Beverly and Tom Rodgers
Collin Math Department
Collin Supporters
Corgan Associates
Rebecca and Pat Depole
Richard and Diane Dill
EDS Credit Union
First Bank Farmersville
Mary and Tom Frazier
Sheila and David Goodgame
Trudy and Cary Israel
Toni and Skip Jenkins
Junior League of Plano
Mayor Maher Maso
McKinney Chamber of Commerce and CDC
Noel Christmas Store
Seniors Active in Learning (SAIL)
Joan and Tom Stephens
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen
Texas Instruments
Tomden Engineering

Collin County Business Press
Dallas Stars
Frisco Economic Development Corporation
Tom Grounds, Pariveda Solutions
Nieman Printing
Plano Profile
Rey-Mel Cornelious
StarDust Celebrations

A.J. Gallagher Risk Management Services
American National Bank of Texas
Bank of America
Dr. Thom Chesney
Darling Homes
Browning Duffey-Miller
First Southwest Company
Ralph Hall
Charles and Debbie Hart
Marilyn and James Hinton
Ann Kahn
Drs. Fred and Rosemary Karr
McKinney Office Supply
Medical City of Dallas Hospital
Ricky R. and Phyllis W. Morris
Jeffrey Ockwood
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Piet
Plano Community Forum
Meredith and Matt Shapiro
Southern Plains Roofing
StarDust Celebrations
Tino Trujillo
Frances Wells

For photographs of Collin Cabaret 2009, visit

For more information about giving opportunities, call Mary Frazier, executive director with the Foundation, at 972.599.3145.

Collin College Foundation raises funds to support students attending Collin County Community College District (Collin College). The College serves about 45,000 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.