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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:

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

Donuts for Donations
The 2021 Donuts for Donations will take place on Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 6-9am at WINY Radio in Putnam. Enjoy free Baker’s Dozen coffee and donuts in exchange for a donation to the Foundation. Can’t make it to WINY? Stop by any Baker’s Dozen location and make a contribution! 100% of funds raised will support students at QVCC!

Stretch & Mobility For Runners – Join us on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at the Hale YMCA in Putnam, CT for a fun and FREE gathering! Learn some new running-specific stretches and get a sneak preview of the Putnam portion of the 2021 Tackle the Trail race route. Open to all ages and ability levels!
5:00 PM: “Stretching for Runners” with Autumn Furey-Lebeau.
5:30 PM: “Run, Walk, or Crawl” the Putnam portion of the trail with Race Director Monique Wolanin. Start & finish at the YMCA. No registration required!

Sneakerama Fun Run & Block Party – Calling all runners, joggers and woggers! Join the QVCC Foundation on Thursday, June 24th at Sneakerama in Worcester, MA for a free Fun Run and Block Party!
6:30pm – Fun Run followed by festivities! Music, vendors, adult beverages from 2021 Festival Sponsor Michelob ULTRA and AWESOME give-a-ways! Rain date July 15th!

Golf Tournament
Dust off your clubs! The QVCC Foundation holds an annual Golf Tournament – always the 3rd Wednesday in September! We will celebrate our 29th Annual Golf Tournament on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Connecticut National Golf Club in Putnam. Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors for supporting students at QVCC!

Tackle the Trail™ Always the 3rd Saturday in October! 
Marathon – Half Marathon – Relay Teams.  On Saturday, October 16, 2021, individuals and up to 5 person relay teams will 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 Windham 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 Community College! Learn more about Tackle the Trail sponsorship opportunities!

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