On February 23, 2019, the first North Central Missouri College Foundation & NCMC Alumni Association Pirates Ball was held to honor distinguished alumni, donors, and all NCMC family and friends. The event also served as an introduction and fundraiser for the Voyage Fund, an annual campaign to raise unrestricted funds to help meet the unmet needs of NCMC.


The fifth annual Voyage Fund Pirates Ball will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at the Ketcham Community Center on the NCMC main campus in Trenton. A reception for the members of the 2022 Class of Distinguished Alumni, Dr. Jennifer Collier Blacksmith, Jackie Persell Soptic, and Barbara Higdon Spencer, will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Sugg conference room. A plated meal provided by Great Western Dining will be served at 6:00 p.m., featuring an entrée of chicken cordon bleu or smoked pork loin. The rest of the evening will be a mixture of the Caribbean steel and island sounds of Soca Jukebox, a program featuring our three distinguished alumnae, and a reverse raffle fundraiser.


The reverse raffle will raise money for the Voyage Fund and, with audience participation, serve as part of the evening’s entertainment. During a reverse raffle, instead of one winning ticket being drawn, ALL raffle tickets will be drawn, with losing tickets being selected first and the final winning ticket/s being drawn last. Random prizes will be awarded throughout the evening, and the final three raffle ticket holders must unanimously decide to split the winnings equally, or the drawing will continue until there is one winner who will claim the grand prize. Guests who purchase a table for six will automatically receive (1) reverse raffle ticket. A limited number of reverse raffle tickets will be available for purchase prior to the start of the drawing for $20 per ticket.


A limited number of tables are still available for $300.00 per table. Each table accommodates six guests and includes one complimentary reverse raffle ticket. Individual tickets are available for $50.00 per person. To purchase tickets, contact the NCMC Foundation & Alumni Association office at (660) 357-6415 or [email protected].


The NCMC Foundation, a 501c (3) IRS-approved organization, works with North Central Missouri College to Transform Lives, Empower People. From new programs to the latest technologies to emergency assistance funds for students, unrestricted gifts are able to broadly support students and College programs. Unrestricted gifts address the most pressing needs of the College, and investors understand that the institution will put those dollars where they are most needed. Those wishing to invest to help advance, assist, and support the growth of North Central Missouri College or learn more about the NCMC Foundation are encouraged to contact Alicia Endicott at 660-357-6403 or [email protected].

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