The IGNITE DAVIE College Promise Program partners announce their first “IGNITE Your Appetite” event for Thursday, November 21st from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Tanglewood Pizza Company – 5539 US Hwy 158 in Bermuda Run. IGNITE Your Appetite is a fundraiser for the IGNITE DAVIE College Promise Program and Tanglewood Pizza Company is generously donating 10% of their sales from that evening.
“IGNITE Your Appetite is open to everyone in the community so make plans with family, friends or co-workers to join us on Thursday, November 21st at Tanglewood Pizza Company in Bermuda Run,” said Carolyn McManamy, director of Davie CONNECT. “You’ll enjoy a delicious dinner while supporting IGNITE DAVIE and one of our many great restaurants in Davie County.”
IGNITE DAVIE is a College Promise Program that invests in residents of Davie County. IGNITE DAVIE puts education at the center of our community and will ultimately spark the economic vitality of Davie County! It is a place-based last-dollar scholarship; which means students must live in and attend school in Davie County. Beginning with the Class of 2020, IGNITE DAVIE will pay tuition and fees with a stipend for books for residents to attend DCCC fulltime at either campus. Any student in a Certificate, Associate’s, or College Transfer Program is eligible for the program.
The staff at DHS and DCCC are doing everything they can to make sure students and parents know about this program which ensures Davie students can pursue higher education without incurring student loan debt.
Since the official launch in August, over 30 students have completed their IGNITE DAVIE applications! (The deadline is June 30th!)
“Due to the generosity of several organizations, businesses, and individuals, we have raised $1.4 million towards our $3 million goal,” McManamy shared. “IGNITE DAVIE is a true community collaboration but it will take support from all of us to ensure it is available for future generations.”
IGNITE Your Appetite is one of several community fundraising events in the works to provide Davie County residents the opportunity to pledge their support to IGNITE DAVIE.
For more information or to make a donation visit the website at IGNITEDAVIE.COM or contact Carolyn McManamy at 336-753-6670