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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:

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

2023 QVCC Foundation Scholarship Awards
In May of 2023 The QVCC Foundation proudly awarded over $173,000 in scholarships to student recipients. Click here for a full list of scholarship awards.

Donuts for Donations
The 2023 Donuts for Donations will take place on Thursday, June 8, 2023 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!

Sneakerama Fun Run & Block Party
Join Tackle the Trail at the annual Sneakerama Block Party on Thursday, June 22 in Worcester, MA! Take part in the fun run starting at 6:30 p.m. – runners of all ages and levels welcome! Stay for live music, vendors, giveaways, and enjoy an ice cold adult beverage courtesy of Tackle the Trail Brews Sponsor Omission Brewing Co.! No registration needed! Rain Date: Thursday, August 3 – same time, same awesome place!

TackleJR Training
Start Summer on the Right Foot! Join Tackle the Trail at the Hale YMCA on Sunday, June 25th at 10am for a fun, free FAMILY fitness event. Take part in a training session for runners who plan to run in the full Tackle the Trail race, or for TackleJR runners. Get some running tips and tricks for ALL AGES and get out on the trail with Race Director Monique Wolanin!

TackleSUMMER & Cool Off at Watercure
Join Tackle the Trail for hot weather running tips and a short run on the Airline Trail. Then cool off with a free cocktail post run/workout at Watercure Farm Distillery. Runners must pre-register for this free event. 
When: Thursday, July 20, 2023
5:00pm – Hot weather running tips and run on the Airline Trail in Pomfret, CT.
6:00pm – Cool off with a free cocktail post run/workout thanks to our friends at Watercure!
Where: Watercure Farm Distillery: 426 Mashamoquet Rd, Pomfret Center, CT 06259

Golf Tournament
Dust off your clubs! The QVCC Foundation will celebrate our 31st Annual Golf Tournament on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at Connecticut National Golf Club in Putnam, CT! Show your support as a sponsor or sign up as a player. This tournament will sell out!

Tackle the Trail™ Always the 3rd Saturday in October!  
Marathon – Half Marathon –  10K – Relay Teams.  On Saturday, October 21, 2023, 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 and sign up 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