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A Chocolate Affair

Join us for A Chocolate Affair, one of the top fundraising events of the year in the Great Lakes Bay Region. You can enjoy live music, great food and drinks, amazing chocolate desserts and an unforgettable evening with friends and colleagues -- all while supporting promising young students.

Possible Dream Students at the Chocolate Affair
Chocolate Raspberry cake from the Chocolate Affair
Chocolate Affair guests

The Possible Dream Program aims to keep promising young students interested in school and preparing for college. Scholarships to attend Delta College are also made available to Possible Dream graduates.


A Chocolate Affair

Since 1991, the Possible Dream Program has been funded through the generosity of community supporters.  The largest method of raising the dollars needed has been through a very special annual event called A Chocolate Affair.

Thank you to the following people for their valuable leadership:

  • Joseph Rivet and Kristen McDonald-Rivet, Bay County Honorary Chairs
  • Mauro and Cinthia Gregorio, Midland County Honorary Chairs
  • Mark and Anne Flegenheimer, Saginaw County Honorary Chairs

Join us for the 2018 event

Thursday, November 1, 2018
Great Hall at Valley Plaza, Midland

Patron Tickets
$125 per person (6 – 9:30pm)
Includes premium menu selection from 6-7pm and an exclusive martini bar.

General Admission Tickets
$65 per person (7 – 9:30pm) 

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Last year's event

Thanks to everyone who supported the 2017 Possible Dream Program fundraiser. We had more than 650 people attend last year’s event and the event netted $103,434!

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2018 Sponsors

Sponsor A Chocolate Affair

After reviewing the sponsorship levels and benefits, simply call Mary Harding at 989-686-9226 to charge your sponsorship payment.

Sponsorship levels and benefits
$10,000 - Corporate Partner
  • Unique showcasing of your chocolate dessert named on behalf of your company
  • Eight VIP Patron tickets with a reserved Corporate Table
  • High visibility through radio and/or TV ads in late October and November
  • High visibility through print materials (invitations, posters, event program)
  • Company logo on campus banner displayed during late September and October, visible to 20,000
  • Company’s name listed in media releases
  • Name displayed on Delta College Foundation’s website with your company’s link provided
  • Company logo on banner displayed at the Chocolate Affair.
  • Name badges designating sponsorship
  • Helping at-risk students stay in school
  • Tax deduction of $9,560 (fair market value of $440 for eight tickets is not deductible)
$5,000 - Business Sponsorship
  • Unique showcasing of your chocolate dessert named on behalf of your company
  • High visibility through radio ads and print materials
  • Name displayed on Delta College Foundation’s website with your company’s link provided
  • Company logo on campus banner displayed during late September and October, visible to 20,000
  • Name included in Foundation’s Journeys newsletter, mailed to 45,000 area homes
  • Prominent signage at the event
  • Name badges designating sponsorship
  • Helping at-risk students stay in school
  • Tax deduction of $4,670 (fair market value of $330 for six tickets is not deductible)
$2,500 Torte Sponsorship
  • A chocolate dessert named on behalf of your company
  • Four VIP Patron tickets to A Chocolate Affair
  • Name displayed on Delta College Foundation’s web site with your company’s link provided
  • Prominent signage at the event
  • Recognition in the event program
  • Name badges designating sponsorship
  • Tax deduction of $2,280 (fair market value of $220 for four tickets is not deductible)
$1,500 Sweet Success Sponsorship
  • Sweet Success Cake with company name (among many)
  • Two VIP Patron tickets to A Chocolate Affair
  • Prominent signage at the event
  • Recognition in the event program
  • Name displayed on Delta College Foundation’s web site with your company’s link provided
  • Name badges designating sponsorship
  • Helping at-risk students stay in school
  • Tax deduction of $1,390 (fair market value of $110 for two tickets is
    not deductible)

Possible Dream Program

In 1992, Delta College established the Possible Dream Program. Its mission is to make the "dream" of college a reality for bright but economically disadvantaged students in the Great Lakes Bay Region (Bay, Midland and Saginaw Counties). If we can help these students reach college, they will be able to fulfill other dreams and goals.

The Possible Dream Program began with 45 students and has since expanded to include up to 100 new students who enter the program each year.  Since inception, the program has helped more than 2,000 students!

  • Dr. Doug Nassif with former Delta Board of Trustees member, Kimberly Houston
    Possible Dream success story

    Dr. Doug Nassif is a Possible Dream success story.  He graduated from the program in 2000.  He's now a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician at St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. 

    “The Possible Dream Program really exposed me to a lot of things," Doug said.  "I wanted to be a doctor since I was five years old, but attending all the classes really gave me the skills and confidence that convinced me I could achieve my dream.”

    Doug has come back to the Great Lakes Bay Region to attend A Chocolate Affair on several occasions. Shown in the photo is, left to right, Dr. Doug Nassif, MD, FAAP and Kimberly Houston, former Delta College Board of Trustees Member, at the 2016 event.

    LEARN MORE ABOUT THE POSSIBLE DREAM PROGRAM


     
Lynnterria Everett

“The Possible Dream Program opened my eyes to my future in middle school. Now as a College student my eyes continue to stay open thanks to the Possible Dream Scholarship.”

Lynnterria Everett
Possible Dream Program Graduate
Current Delta College Student