Annual gala to celebrate the Bert Fish Foundation and Dr. William Schildecker

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 10, 2014) - The Daytona State College Foundation will host its annual gala on Thursday, Sept. 18, at the college's beautiful Mori Hosseini Center on the Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.Annual gala to celebrate the Bert Fish Foundation and Dr. William Schildecker

The gala is among the area's premier charity events. This year's honored guest will be the Bert Fish Foundation and its president, Dr. William Schildecker.

"Dr. Schildecker and the Fish Foundation have generously supported the college and many community organizations throughout the years," said DSC Foundation Executive Director Kay Burniston. "Through their generosity, students pursuing degrees in nursing, respiratory care and many other allied health programs have received help defraying the cost of their education. Our communities are stronger and countless lives are lifted because of their extraordinary service."

The festivities, which kick off at 6 p.m., will feature foods from around the world, meticulously prepared by Daytona State culinary students and their award-winning chef-instructors. The menu includes themed foods from the Caribbean, Latin America, Asia and the Mediterranean as well as a German Beer Garden featuring craft beer samples – made from the students taking the inaugural class 'Introduction to Craft Beer and Wine' offered this fall.

All gala proceeds will benefit student scholarships in the health fields. Individual tickets are $125, with sponsorships available on multiple levels.

For more gala details, or to reserve your tickets/sponsorship, call (386) 506-3407 or visit  


MORE: Offering more than 100 certificate, associate and bachelor’s degree programs, Daytona State College is the leader in education and workforce training needs of Volusia and Flagler counties and beyond for more than 60 years. The College enrolls nearly 25,000 students a year at its seven instructional sites, with graduates serving in critical fields including healthcare, emergency services/public safety, business, education, hospitality, engineering, technology, digital media, and more. 

Daytona State has been recognized as a leader in higher education numerous times, consistently by U.S. News & World Report, which ranks the College among the Top Tier Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. The U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center has ranked DSC among the top 50 most affordable public four-year institutions in the country, with less than half the tuition of the national average. Community College Week, a leading publication in higher education, annually continues to feature the college in its list of Top 100 Associate Degree Producers. And U.S. News & World Report has ranked DSC among its Top Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans multiple times.

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Chris Thomes,

Marketing & Communications,

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