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Foundation Summer Sonata Celebrates MJC As ‘Beacon’
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The Modesto Junior College Foundation is celebrating “MJC … Beacon of Hope” at this year’s Summer Sonata which is slated for Thursday, July 18 at Greens on Tenth, located at 947 10th Street in downtown Modesto. The elegant evening features dinner by Greens, a selection of fine wines and a program co-chaired by former MJC president Stan Hodges and Steve Collins, recent interim president of MJC and former vice president of instruction.

The event, held in Green’s banquet facility, begins with a reception and silent auction at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:45 p.m. After dinner there is a program and a live auction.

The Summer Sonata is the premier fundraiser for the Foundation and since its inception 23 years ago, it has provided more than $2.3 million for MJC student scholarships, program grants, equipment and educational activities not provided by the state. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in 1968, the Foundation exists to generate financial support for and to increase community awareness of the students, programs, and activities of MJC.

The cost to attend the Summer Sonata is $150 per person ($110 is tax deductible) and table sponsorships are available. Event proceeds benefit college programs, campus projects and student scholarships.

To donate auction items or for information on sponsorship opportunities, contact George Boodrookas, MJC Foundation Executive Director, at (209) 575-6714 or To purchase Sonata tickets call the Foundation Office at (209) 575-6068.