It is with great pride that our annual Black Tie Blue Jeans Scholarship Benefit names Honorary Chairs to lead this annual event. These people are chosen because of their selfless commitment and devotion to raising funds for student scholarships. The honorary chairs exemplify the life of the college by helping RMC students make their dreams of higher education a reality.
The 2012 Black Tie Blue Jeans honorary chairs are Chris & John Dorr.
John and Chris are a couple with longstanding and devoted ties to Rocky Mountain College will be the honorary chairs for the Silver Anniversary of Black Tie Blue Jeans, the College's annual scholarship fundraiser. "With John and Chris Dorr, we have the privilege of having two of the most active people in the community and two of the most involved with RMC, pitching in to help with the 25th anniversary of our scholarship benefit," said Vicki Davison, RMC director of advancement. Black Tie Blue Jeans, which will be held Friday, November 2, 2012, at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center, features a gourmet dinner, silent and live auctions, and music by the Midlife Chryslers.
Chris Dorr is the consummate community volunteer. Her experience as a board member includes Alberta Bair Theater, Billings Studio Theater, YWCA, Magic City Soccer Club, and the RMC Board. She has been involved with Black Tie Blue Jeans since 1998, chairing the event four times and serving on committees the other years. She received the RMC Distinguished Service Award in 2003. Chris has worked on fundraising events for St. Vincent Healthcare, Planned Parenthood, YWCA, Billings Studio Theater, All City Grad Parties, United Way Day of Caring, Boys and Girls Club, Magic City Soccer, Special Olympics, and Alberta Bair Theater, chairing many of these. She is the creator and coordinator of the Billings public high schools' and middle schools' Angel Fund that in 12 years has assisted over 5,000 less fortunate students. "I have a passion for making a difference and especially for less fortunate children," she said of her work with the Angel Fund. She has been a YWCA Salute to Women Honoree and the Association of Fundraising Professional's Outstanding Volunteer of the Year. "We are honored to be associated with this wonderful college. What a jewel in our community," she said.
Dr. John Dorr teaches RMC physician assistant students doing rotations at Ortho Montana, where he is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. He has also lectured students on campus and Ortho Montana has been the team of physicians for RMC athletics. Dr. Dorr has served on the board of St. Vincent Healthcare for six years and serves on two hospital committees. He is currently the assistant boys soccer coach for Skyview High School and recently was the West High girls soccer coach, guiding them to two state titles. "We love RMC," Dr. Dorr said. "This college provides for a first class education, nurtures its students, and produces caring, competent, professional graduates."
For more information, reservations, and tickets, contact Vicki Davison, Rocky Mountain College director of advancement, at 406.657.1005 or email@example.com.