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Oh, What a Night!

Thanks to A Night in the Valley attendees, sponsors, donors and volunteers, the 20th Anniversary was a spectacular evening! 

More than $1 million was raised, supporting Trident Tech students and celebrating the legacy of TTC President, Dr. Mary Thornley.  

About A Night in the Valley 

A Night in the Valley is hosted annually on the final Friday of January in support of Trident Technical College students. Known as the premier event in Charleston, A Night in the Valley is more than just a five star experience. Funds raised during the event support critical needs of the college such as student scholarships, the Student Urgent Needs Fund and funding for vital classroom equipment.

As guests enter the event, TTC students welcome them with a glass of champagne before they make their way to the main event filled with auction items, raffle opportunities and a cocktail reception featuring cocktails, the best networking in Charleston and hors d'oeuvres by Culinary Institute of Charleston faculty and alumni.

And that's just the beginning! Following the cocktail reception, guests enjoy a three-course meal as they bid on live auction packages and hear from Trident Technical College President, Dr. Mary Thornley. 

Each year, A Night in the Valley sells out months in advance with more than 600 guests in attendance. Welcoming leaders and entrepreneurs in our community, it is known as THE event to be seen and network.


2023 A Night in the Valley Video:

Looking for an opportunity to promote your business to more than 600 business owners and community leaders? The silent and live auctions are an excellent opportunity to do just that! Auction packages have ranged from jewelry and apparel to private dinners and hotel accommodations. 

For information on tables, tickets, auction donations, sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at


Promote your business while supporting education!


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Save the Date

A Night in the Valley
Friday, January 31, 2025

Trident Technical College
Thornley Campus
7000 Rivers Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29406
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