December 11, 2023

Coastal Bend College

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Headline: CBC Foundation to host Gala in honor of the College’s 50th Anniversary

This year marks Coastal Bend College’s (CBC) 50th year in providing higher education and career opportunities to South Texas. In celebration of this milestone, the CBC Foundation is hosting a CBC 50th Anniversary Gala to benefit students and programs at all CBC locations.

The fundraising event is set to take place on Saturday, November 14 at 3800 Charco Road in the Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center (gymnasium). Festivities kick-off at 6:30 pm with dinner from Werner’s Steakhouse, a keynote address, silent and live auctions, comedian Mike Hickman, and live music by The Gary Glenn Band. Tickets are $50 each.

VIP tickets that include valet parking, preferred seating and access to a VIP cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception from 5:30-6:30 pm are also available for $100.

Former Texas Agriculture Commissioner and current president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association, Todd Staples, is the keynote speaker for the gala.

Community members who are interested in attending the CBC 50th Anniversary Gala are able to purchase their tickets online at, or by calling the foundation at 361-354-2348.

The CBC Foundation is pleased to announce Pioneer Natural Resources as the title sponsor of the CBC 50th Anniversary Gala. The College is honored to also have received an immense amount of support from various organizations and businesses who support CBC’s mission of educating South Texas: Beeville Publishing; Christus Spohn Health System; KIII-TV; NavyArmy Community Credit Union; Targa Resources; Uranium Energy Corp (UEC); and Frank and Martha Warner. Corporate sponsorships are available and a portion of each sponsorship and each ticket is tax-deductible.

For more information about the CBC 50th Anniversary Gala, please contact the Executive Director of the CBC Foundation Pete Wyro at (361) 354-2447 or via email at Information about the event can also be found online at