Clambake has been New College of Florida’s major scholarship fundraiser—and one of Sarasota’s most popular philanthropic events—for more than four decades.
(June 7, 2021) New College of Florida will celebrate the 42nd anniversary of its annual Scholarship Clambake, hosted by the New College Foundation, on Thursday, November 4, 2021, at 6 p.m. The event will take place on the New College bayfront beside College Hall, 5800 Bay Shore Road in Sarasota. All ticket proceeds benefit student scholarships. Tickets start at $250, and sponsorships are available. For more information, please call 941-487-4800.
MaryAnne Young, executive director of the New College Foundation, stresses the pivotal role of New College’s scholarships. Young notes that scholarships are essential to attracting outstanding students from around the region, the nation, and the world and providing them with a truly exceptional liberal arts education.
“While New College is public, state funding covers only a portion of the cost of maintaining our status as a national leader in education, says Young. “Our scholarship program closes the gap, and it makes it all possible.”
According to Young, the New College Foundation provides more than $2 million for student scholarships, faculty and student research, academic excellence, and campus enhancements. “Clambake has been a very successful way to help empower this life-changing effort,” she says. “Guests can invest in the future of New College, while hearing from our exceptional students and faculty and enjoying a breathtaking sunset and inspired feast.”
She adds that guests will have the opportunity to meet Dr. Patricia Okker, New College’s new president. “We can’t wait to introduce Dr. Okker to our community during this very special event.”
Featuring cocktails at sunset, New England fare and a live auction, Clambake has been one of Sarasota’s most popular philanthropic events for more than four decades.
Caption: New College President Donal O’Shea; Jas Marie, New College student; and MaryAnne Young, executive director of the New College Foundation at the 2019 Clambake.
About New College of Florida
Founded in Sarasota in 1960, New College of Florida is a top-ranked public liberal arts college and the Honors College of Florida. It prepares intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement by providing a highly individualized education that integrates academic rigor with career-building experiences. New College offers 45 undergraduate majors in liberal arts and sciences, a master’s degree program in applied data science, and certificates in technology, finance, and business skills.