Friday, October 29, 2010

Scholarship Awards Breakfast 2010

This year's Scholarship Awards Breakfast was our biggest and best yet. Each year we invite our scholarship recipients and donors to a special recognition breakfast to showcase student success. As of 9/30/2010, the Foundation had awarded 297 scholarships, amounting to over $340,000 for the 2010-2011 academic year and approximately 350 people attended the breakfast. At this event, many of the recipients and donors were able to meet, which builds a special relationship for everyone involved. Since last year's breakfast, we have added 31 new scholarship funds, because so many people care about our students futures! These scholarships make it possible for students to afford college and get the skills and training they need to enhance our community.

This year we had several wonderful speakers including Timothy Salisbury, Regional President of PNC Bank, speaking on behalf of the PNC scholarship that was established in 2010; Mark Edick, a former Foundation Scholarship recipient who is now a published author; Hannah Martin, the 2010-2011 LAFCU Scholarship Recipient; Bob Anderson, Treasurer of the LCC Foundation Board of Directors and founder of the Robert and Alana Anderson Healthcare Scholarship; Frank Bernier, founder of the Francis and Sandra Bernier Endowed Scholarship. Timothy, Bob, and Frank outlined their decision to donate to the Foundation to make student success possible. Our two student speakers, Mark and Hannah, spoke of the impact the scholarship award has made toward the pursuit of higher education.

We strive to highlight speakers from a variety of areas in order to effectively illustrate the impact of scholarships on student education. We enjoy being able to show the recipients how much their community cares about their success, as well as being able to show our donors the great impact they have on our students.

Aside from live speakers, we also had the premier of our 2010 Recipient Testimonials video. This video shares the stories of four Lansing Community College students and the impact our scholarships have made in their lives. If you would like to hear their story for yourself, check out the video at .

We are so glad that this year has been so successful already! Thank you to everyone who has donated and volunteered their time with the LCC Foundation. Every scholarship opens one more door for a student. We hope each year brings even bigger and better awards than the year before. See you at next year's 2011 Scholarship Awards Breakfast!


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