FITCHBURG — After a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 33rd annual Montachusett Regional Technical School Superintendent’s Dinner is back on the schedule.
Hosted by the Monty Tech Foundation, the Superintendent’s Dinner will take place on Wednesday, September 21 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Leominster. The foundation, dedicated to advancing voice technology education in the North-Central region, will host 450 guests for an evening showcasing student work and fostering community connections.
The dinner raises money for Monty Tech graduate students. Proceeds from the event fund tool and equipment grants for graduates entering the workforce and scholarships for those pursuing graduate studies.
In recent years, fundraising has enabled the foundation to award grants and scholarships totaling up to $40,000 per year. Funds are raised through ticket sales, a silent auction, and event sponsorships from individuals and businesses. Event tickets are available for $150, auction items are available at multiple price points, and sponsorship opportunities range from $2,000 to $5,000.
In addition to showcasing student work, this year’s event will include a tribute to retired Monty Tech Superintendent-Director Sheila Harrity.
New Superintendent Thomas Browne will honor Harrity’s legacy. “After his eight years of dedicated service to Monty Tech, it’s only fitting that we celebrate Dr. Harrity at this year’s event,” Browne said in a press release. “She has accomplished so much during her time at the school, and I am thrilled that we have this opportunity to recognize her achievements, alongside those of our incredible educators and students.”
Browne isn’t the only Monty Tech executive thrilled with the return of the annual event. LeaAnn Scales, vice president of enrollment and public affairs at Mount Wachusett Community College, is chair of the Monty Tech Foundation board.
“I am grateful that we can come together again to support the students of Monty Tech and the school that we all value so deeply. The Superintendent’s Dinner is always a testament to the generosity of our community and its belief in professional education. Sending our graduates around the world with financial support makes an incredible difference,” Scales said.