The Haywood Community College Foundation will hold their fourth annual Shine & Dine Gala on Friday, September 13, from 6:00 until 8:30 p.m. at the Laurel Ridge Country Club in Waynesville. The theme of this year’s Gala is “Simple as Black and White.” The event will feature a buffet dinner, music and the opportunity to support HCC through a wine pull and auction.  Haywood Regional Medical Center is the presenting sponsor.

Proceeds from the Gala will support the advanced manufacturing and automotive programs, which produce skilled graduates who are in high demand. These industries offer competitive wages and advancement opportunities for HCC students. The State of Our Workforce Source: Western North Carolina survey results have projected 7,500 new jobs in the advanced manufacturing industry alone for our region over the next three years.

The following sponsorship levels are available: Deluxe Sponsor starting at a $5,000 donation; Supporting Sponsor with a $2,500 donation; President’s Circle with a $1,000 donation; Shining Stars of HCC with a $500 donation; and Friends of HCC with a $250 donation. Additionally, auction donations are currently being accepted. Information on sponsorships and silent auction donations can be found at

The HCC Foundation invites you to make a difference for the College’s advanced manufacturing and automotive programs. With your assistance, we can continue to make education affordable and a successful career a reality for our students.   

Tickets to the Shine & Dine, Black & White Gala are $75 per person and will go on sale August 1. For more information about the event, please visit or call 828-627-4522. For more sponsorship information, please contact 828-627-4544 or