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Ad Club's 'Big Tip-Off' raises a record $6,000-plus

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Fri, Aug 21st 2015 02:15 pm

Celebrity bartending event featured local advertising pros competing to raise money for scholarships

The Advertising Club of Buffalo is proud to announce more than $6,000 was raised for student scholarships at yesterday's fifth annual "Big Tip-Off" event.

A sun-soaked Soho Burger Bar patio set the stage for the record fundraising event. Over 100 advertising professionals attended and contributed to the fund through tips to "celebrity" bartenders.

Tricia Barrett, representing Crowley Webb, won the individual title, raising nearly $1,000. All tip money raised will go to the Ad Club's scholarship fund, which supports the local advertising community by awarding scholarships to local students annually.

"We couldn't be more thankful and proud of our advertising community for banding together to support our future generation of advertising professionals," said Matt Low, event chair and Ad Club vice president. "Over $6,000 will now go to local students to aid in their education and support their path to a future in the profession."

The Ad Club awards scholarships throughout the course of the membership year through the Don Nichols Scholarship competition and the annual portfolio review. These programs are open to student members of the Ad Club.

For more information on student memberships and scholarships, visit http://advertisingclubofbuffalo.com/students/.

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