QVCC Foundation Events

QVCC Foundation Events

Visions in Leadership
Visions in Leadership was created as an opportunity for QVCC students, faculty, staff and community members to listen to and learn from a speaker of national recognition. Past speakers include:

2024    Siri Lindley – March 20, 2024 – Purchase Tickets Now
2023    Carlos Alvarado Quesada
2018     Stephen Harney
2017     Waniya Locke and Jessye Stein
2016     Casey Sherman
2015     Linda Greenlaw
2014     Jill Fredston
2013     David Shlim, MD
2012     Travis Roy
2011     Marion Blumenthal Lazan
2010     Eric Kapitulik

QVCC Foundation Scholarship Awards
To apply for 2024 Foundation Scholarships, click here. The application period runs February 1 – March 8. All scholarship recipients are required to attend the annual scholarship night. Save the date! The 2024 QVCC Foundation Scholarship Awards will be held on Wednesday, May 1st, rain or shine!

Donuts for Donations
Donuts for Donations is hosted in early June from 6-9am at WINY Radio in Putnam. Community members enjoy free Baker’s Dozen coffee and donuts in exchange for a donation to the Foundation. 100% of funds raised will support local students at Quinebaug Valley! Mark your calendars, the 2024 Donuts for Donations event is set for Thursday, June 6th at WINY Radio!

Sneakerama Fun Run & Block Party
Each summer Tackle the Trail joins our friends and partners Sneakerama for their anniversary Block Party in Worcester, MA! The event features a fun run starting at 6:30 p.m. with runners of all ages and levels welcome! Following the run, the anniversary celebration continues with live music, vendors, giveaways, and ice cold adult beverages courtesy of Tackle the Trail Brews Sponsor! Stay tuned for the 2024 Fun Run and Block Party date.

Golf Tournament
Always held the 3rd Wednesday in September, the QVCC Foundation Golf Tournament sees a sell-out field of teams at CT National Golf Club. Click here for 2023 Tournament results, photos and sponsor information. Save the date: Wednesday, September 18, 2024 for the 32nd Annual QVCC Foundation Golf Tournament.

Tackle the Trail™ Always the 3rd Saturday in October!  
Offering Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and Relay Team options, individuals and up to 5-person relay teams are invited to enjoy the quiet solitude of nature with bursts of energetic and supportive volunteers at 4 relay stations throughout the 26.2 mile point to point race which starts in Hampton and ends in Putnam, CT. Other highlights include; Great prizes, SWAG and the most important part…knowing that proceeds help local students attend Quinebaug Valley! Save the date: Saturday, October 19, 2024 for the 11th Tackle the Trail! Learn more at

Perspectives is a speaker series funded by the Foundation. Open to students, faculty, staff and community friends, the goal is to bring various renown speakers to the college to provide free learning opportunities for all. Past speakers include:
2016   Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis
2015   Jay Winter