Hockley County Endowment Soil and Oil Soiree A Huge Success
The Hockley County Endowment held their first annual fundraiser – a Soil and Oil Soiree – on Saturday, April 28, 2018. The evening’s events included dinner, cocktails, dancing, music by Ricochet, a cigar bar and auction.
Funds within the Endowment were encouraged to attend the event and bring their self-raised donations with them. The fund that raised the most money was eligible for a matching grant of up to $5,000.
At the end of the evening, the Endowment raised over $50,000, of which special funds added over $17,000 to their coffers, and the Endowment as a whole growing by nearly $40,000. The Hockley County Museum was the top earner among special funds, receiving a $5,000 matching grant from the Endowment.
When asked about the idea for the event, past Endowment President Tania Moody said, “Our committee was charged with coming up with an event to hang our hat on for the Endowment, the Soil and Oil Soiree. I don’t think any of us ever imagined this first time event being so well attended and so incredibly supported, and just an all in all absolute blast! I’m super proud of the Hockley County Endowment, and blown away by the community’s generosity!”
Started over ten years ago as an affiliate of the Community Foundation of West Texas, the Endowment has granted over $121,000 in funds to over 28 different nonprofit organizations that address important needs in Hockley County.
The board is excited not only for the success of this event, but especially for the direct impact it will have on Hockley County.
Anyone who would like more information on the Endowment is encouraged to visit their website at www.hockleycountyendowment.org, and watch for save the date cards for next year.
Source: KLVT News