The 2019 event was a great success! We raised more money than ever before for Chance to Become Scholarships!

Thank You to our 2019 Sponsors:

Global Partners

Hudson Garbage Service
Kivel & Howard LLP
Next Renewables

Dyno Nobel
Dillard’s Moorage
Lea Chitwood Re/Max Power Pros
Knife River
Market Fresh

Our major fundraiser, Black Tie & Blue Jeans Dinner, Benefit and Summer Social is held on the first Saturday in August, at the Deer Island Stock Ranch. Strong community support at this event has helped continue ongoing operations of Columbia Learning Center as well as provide hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to area students as part of the Chance to Become Scholarship.

The Chance to Become Scholarship Program is aimed at students that might not be eligible for a typical scholarship. In most cases these students are considered to be average students and are generally not catered to by other scholarship programs. They may be students whose families do not have the meant to pay for their continuing education. They might also be students with a special talent or they may have overcome behavioral or personal problems. This program aims to give them the start they need to be successful in life.

Stay tuned for the next Black Tie & Blue Jeans on August 5, 2023!