For the first time in college history, the CFCC Foundation raised over $2 million in private contributions, many of which will support student scholarships.
According to David Hardin with CFCC, Foundation Board Chairperson Sara Strassle credits the accomplishment to the ongoing generosity of the local community and the hard work of the college's Foundation board and staff.
"Reaching this $2 million dollar milestone for student scholarships and programs certainly recognizes the hard work of the College's Foundation," Strassle said. "Even more important, such a milestone illustrates the remarkable goodwill of our community—the neighborhoods and businesses who support our mission. Our students benefit most from these dollars, and they then contribute to the economic and social health of our region."
CFCC President Ted Spring praised the Foundation Board for their efforts to ensure as many people as possible can afford to attend CFCC. He added that despite CFCC's relatively low tuition, CFCC students depend on extra financial help to get their education.
"Many of our students have family and financial obligations outside of the cost of going to school, so private support is absolutely essential," Dr. Spring said.
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