Niagara Gazette

September 2, 2013

Jack and Carol Kopczynski to head NCCC gala

Staff reports
Niagara Gazette

Niagara Gazette — Jack Kopczynski, chairman of the board of Ascension Industries, and his wife, Carol, have been named the co-chairmen of the 23rd annual Niagara County Community College Foundation Scholarship Gala.

The gala event, which raises money for student scholarships, will take place on Oct. 19 at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.

Kopczynski of North Tonawanda has been a member of the NCCC Foundation board of directors since 1995.

The evening will begin with a recognition ceremony for distinguished student scholarship winners and the 2013 distinguished alumni honorees, Dr. Paul Churder ‘75 and Peter Robinson ‘91.

The gala will feature a six-course gourmet meal prepared and served by NCCC culinary and pastry arts students. In addition, there will be a basket and silent auction and several raffles.

The foundation has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships to deserving students since its inception in 1987.

Tickets for the gala are $125 per person and are available by contacting the foundation office at 614-5910 or online at