The Chattahoochee Tech Foundation 2020 Virtual Reverse Raffle featured Mark McCain, left, and Louis Tonsmeire, who conducted the event virtually using distance learning technology in a classroom at the college’s North Metro Campus.

The Chattahoochee Tech Foundation raised $54,100 at its 2020 Virtual Reverse Raffle, which was conducted virtually on Oct. 1 using distance learning technology at the college’s North Metro Campus.

“All proceeds will go directly toward helping students in need at Chattahoochee Tech,” Vice President of Advancement Jennifer Nelson said. “These students need this support now more than ever.”

Because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, many students are experiencing financial difficulties. In response, proceeds from the reverse raffle will support all areas of student needs, including scholarships, emergency grants, textbooks, bus passes and temporary housing.

Unlike a typical raffle, the purchaser of the last ticket drawn wins the grand prize. The 2020 Virtual Reverse Raffle featured Emcee Louis Tonsmeire and DJ Mark McCain, announcing the names of the ticket holders as their numbers were drawn. This year’s $5,000 grand prize was split among the final five ticket holders, with each of them receiving $1,000. The final five ticket holders were Beacon Homes, Kaiser Permanente, Nicole Stanley, Sandy Thomas and United Community Bank.

This year’s event sponsors represented a broad spectrum of local companies, including Platinum Sponsors (a contribution of $3,500) Advantage Office Solutions and Reliable Heating & Air, Gold Sponsors ($2,500 contribution) Clark Patterson Lee, McCarthy Construction, North Georgia Staffing, Northside Hospital and United Community Bank, and Silver Sponsors ($1,500 contribution) Beacon Homes, CareSource, Cobb EMC, Croy Engineering, Foothills IGA Market, Kaiser Permanente, MSC Industrial Supply Co., Toyo Tires, Vinings Bank, Westside Bank and Win-Tech Inc.

“We are truly thankful for all of our supporters,” Nelson said. “Our students are the essential workforce of the future. With the community’s support through this fundraiser, we’re able to help students finish school and enter the workforce.”

A 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, the Chattahoochee Tech Foundation supports the mission of Chattahoochee Technical College by making higher education an affordable reality for students.

For more information, visit www.ChattahoocheeTech.edu.

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