2014 Macoupin County Scholarship Auction Brings in Big NumbersOn Saturday, February 22, Blackburn College hosted the 23rd annual Macoupin County Scholarship Auction and Dinner. Attended by over 200 Blackburn faculty, staff, Board of Trustees members, community members, and friends of the College, the auction and dinner proceeds grossed $ 28,379. The auction included 75 individual items, including Cardinal tickets, vacation get-a-aways, culinary delights, framed prints, and a variety of other popular items donated by area businesses and individuals.
Emceed by Angie Morenz ‘97, Macoupin County Scholarship committee chair, the night included hors d’oeuvres, dinner, a silent auction, and the live auction. Local auctioneer, Mike Crabtree, drew the beneficial bids from the attendees.
Since its inception in 1991, the auction has helped fund scholarships for 85 students from Macoupin County and has distributed more than $286,460.
Watch for the announcement of the date for the 2015 Macoupin County Scholarship Auction!