Rotary Club of Gardner Donates $2K to Benefit MWCC Students

Four people stand in a row. The two in the middle are shaking hands.
Members of the Rotary Club of Gardner donate $2,000 to the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation. Pictured from left to right are Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation Executive Director Carla Zottoli, MWCC President James Vander Hooven, Rotary Club of Gardner President Joe McGarry, and Rotary Club of Gardner Treasurer Mike Ellis.

The Rotary Club of Gardner donated $2,000 to the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation last month in recognition of the ongoing partnership in producing the Rotary’s annual televised auction fundraiser.

The telethon-style auction is produced in the broadcast studios at MWCC. Approximately 25 students and the college’s entire Media Arts and Technology team volunteer their time towards producing the auction.

“The students are so professional,” said Rotary Club Treasurer Mike Ellis. “They are wonderful to work with.”

The televised auction, which ran for its 32nd year in the first weekend in March, brings together donated items and services from the community that are auctioned off to benefit the Gardner Rotary Club. All funds raised fund charitable initiatives in the city and greater Gardner region.