Collin College Foundation’s annual fundraiser is going green this year as the event takes an Irish twist. Patrons will compete in the Stetson & Stiletto Standoff trivia challenge, inspired by the Emerald Isle, to raise scholarship money for deserving students. Last year’s trivia challenge event raised nearly $220,000.

The fundraiser takes place at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 at the Plano Campus Library 4000 Jupiter Road, Plano, TX 75074.

Through the challenging and fun game rounds, supporters can make a positive impact to students and the community through scholarships. Last year alone, more than 28,000 students at Collin College applied for a scholarship or financial assistance, and through the gifts of generous supporters, the Collin College Foundation was able to award more than 700 scholarships.  

This special dinner and trivia event will feature Irish music by The Tradition.  Of special note, two of the band members are Collin College alumni.

Sponsorship levels include the $15,000 Pot of Gold Partner, $10,000 Dublin Partner, $5,000 Blarney Stone Partner and $2,500 Shamrock Partner. Individual tickets for Stetson & Stiletto are $125. Scholarships created by this event will be awarded in the sponsors’ names at the annual Collin College scholarship banquet on September 12.  

Purchase tables or tickets today by visiting, or call the Foundation at 972.599.3145.

Collin College serves more than 55,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates. The only public college based in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,500 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.