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Foundation kicks off annual fundraising campaign

Appearing from left to right are Krista Johnson, Ellen Brown, Susan Taylor
Photo provided by Krista Johnson, UCC Foundation
Appearing from left to right are Krista Johnson, Ellen Brown, Susan Taylor

The Foundation kicked off their “Hats off to the 50th” campaign Oct. 22, a fundraiser for Foundation grants and scholarships. The college celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2014.

“We have seen a tremendous spirit of giving since the campus’s inception and are confident that the campus will continue to make a difference in the community for years to come,” said Krista Johnson, Scholarship and Donor Relations Coordinator.

Many community members, alumni and staff members currently donate to the foundation, but the UCC Foundation is looking for additional funds to provide even more support to students to alleviate rising college expenses. 

“As our campus continues to expand with classrooms, instructors, services and students served, the financial need for the campus continues to rise.  Everyone’s help is needed to meet the financial challenges ahead,” Johnson said.

One way students specifically can give back to the campus is by buying raffle tickets. The campaign is holding a student-only raffle with three prizes. The prizes are President Joe Olson’s parking spot for the month of February, front of the line fast pass at the financial aid window (one time use) and a ride in a golf cart to all final exams during one term. Tickets will be sold in the bookstore from Oct. 22 through Nov. 5. They are $1 each and may be placed in any desired prize containers. The drawing will be Nov. 6 at 12 noon.

An important event during the campaign will be the Friends of UCC Celebration, which spotlights programs of study and opportunities here on campus. TOP, ETS/Upward Bound, Woolley Center & Woolley Center Community Garden, JOBS, Project Cans/Student Backpacks, Nursing and Automotive will be represented at the Nov. 19 event from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Danny Lang Event Center. Student volunteers are needed to help with tasks at the event such as to greet, help people sign-in and answer questions about UCC programs. Students interested in volunteering should speak with Johnson in the scholarship office.

Anyone interested in making a tax- deductible donation is encouraged to visit The UCC Foundation webpage, or attend the Nov. 19 Friends of UCC Celebration.

The campaign will end November 22.