2010-2011 Garden City Community College Endowment Association Annual Report Our Message The narratives reflected in this report represent just a few of the countless stories found across the Garden City Community College campus, and within our circle of friends at the GCCC Endowment Association. A determined woman who never thought college was possible realizes her potential. An instructor earns a grant for much- needed equipment. A single parent discovers the courage and strength to take that one extra class, despite pressing family demands. A student finds a place in a group that builds confidence and leadership. You’ll also encounter stories on the following pages of a local business honored for significant ongoing support, a non- traditional student who makes a major decision to change career paths, a pair of sisters inspired to give back after receiving, an aspiring artist whose efforts illustrate passion, and a local high school graduate who realizes the financial and academic benefits of attending a community college. These stories are true, and they became realities because of generous GCCC Endowment Association donors who selflessly gave to help ensure the future of the college and our association. To each individual, business, charitable organization, alumnus, friend and community volunteer, we offer our heartfelt thanks for enabling us to accomplish our mission…to aid, foster and promote the development and welfare of Garden City Community College, and the education and welfare of its students, faculty and alumni. At a time when the charitable revenues were down this past year across the nation, the GCCC Endowment Association was able to welcome a slight increase in annual support, exceeding the one million dollar mark at an impressive $1,032,140.76. Our spring scholarship auction reached an astonishing gross total of $182,000, the annual direct mail and phonathon campaign last fall met the $80,000 goal, 9 new scholarship funds were established, thousands of dollars were donated to current scholarship funds, and the level of support for designated scholarships increased significantly. These exciting developments make us proud to be affiliated with an outstanding educational institution like GCCC, and we have found equal excitement this year with the arrival of Dr. Herbert J. Swender as the new GCCC president. Dr. Swender’s extensive background includes not only powerful and decisive leadership, but also considerable experience in raising funds and building support, strong connections at the state and federal levels, innovation in accessing new resources, energetic enthusiasm for cooperative partnerships and shared endeavors, and a vision that encompasses the tremendous potential of the community, the region and the college. On behalf of over 3,000 students served annually by Garden City Community College – a student body from all walks of life -- and also on behalf of the Endowment Association Board of Directors and staff, we sincerely thank you for your friendship, commitment and generosity this past year, and ask your continued support in the promising years ahead. With Heartful Thanks, Melinda Harrington | Executive Director Nancy Leiker | Association President To aid, foster and promote the development and welfare of the Garden City Community College, and the education and welfare of its students, faculty and alumni.” Mary Jo Williams Charitable Trust FINNUP PIANO LAB The GCCC Endowment Association wouldn’t be where it is today without the support of Mary Jo Williams Charitable Trust, and we sincerely thank the Trust for investing and believing in GCCC! The Mary Jo Williams Charitable Trust has truly demonstrated support for academics at GCCC in three GCCC music programs provide a strong measure of opportunity distinctive ways: The Mary Jo Williams Comprehensive for music majors, offering a solid academic and performance Learning Center, the academic hub of GCCC; the Mary Jo foundation to meet career needs and baccalaureate transfer Williams Endowed Scholarship funds, which provide for requirements. numerous academic scholarship opportunities in perpetuity; and grant opportunities for faculty and staff seeking support Technology and instruction are key elements of GCCC’s for technology, labs, equipment or programs, and in meeting outstanding music program… additional needs. Convinced that technology would be an important and necessary component in the music education field, I conducted 2010-2011 Mary Jo Williams Grant Recipients: extensive research on how we could incorporate technology into our existing curriculum, and what equipment and software we John Fitzgerald, Ph.D., chemistry instructor, and Kay would need to make it work. Next, knowing there was a Finnup Davis, M.S., chemistry/physical science/geology instructor Foundation grant opportunity through GCCC Endowment and division director, together received a grant to fund Association, I submitted a proposal for the GCCC Music chemistry course equipment, including analytical balances, Department in 1993. heating plates and a melting point apparatus to replace 25-year-old equipment. ($8,174). The request sought computers, electronic keyboards and accessories to equip nine student work stations and The Mary Jo Williams Math and Science Computer Lab an instructor’s station, plus music software, a printer and received a grant for 25 flat screen computer monitors and miscellaneous hardware. There aren’t words to convey my an Elmo document camera to complete needed renovations. astonishment when I learned the Finnup Foundation Trustees ($4,708). agreed to fund the entire $63,432.00! I still get chills when I Jean Warta, director of business and community education, think about it today. received a grant to transform an existing laptop computer lab Over the past 18 years, the Finnup Foundation’s support has into a permanently stationed high-tech desktop computer contributed regularly, allowing us to stay current and up-to-date lab, as well as a Smartboard instructor station. ($17,814). even with technology’s rapid changes. Consequently, thanks to the Finnup Foundation’s generosity, the opportunities afforded Garden City Community College our students are many. has been named to a list of the top The Finnup Piano Lab makes individualized training possible 120 community colleges in the U.S. and allows each student to study according to his or her needs, The list was released by the Aspen ranging from beginning Institute, of Washington, DC and to advanced levels of Aspen, Colo., and the institute’s ability. Each is able to College Excellence Program. With gain invaluable experience approximately 1,200 community with computer equipment, colleges serving the nation, the ranking places GCCC among the top programs, and processes, 10 percent in the U.S. which are necessary tools in music education and in the The community college rankings modern music industry. were created using public information from the Integrated In addition, the Finnup Postsecondary Education Data Foundation continues to System, known as IPEDS. The provide numerous academic GCCC Board of Trustees received scholarships and program the latest IPEDS report on GCCC in December of 2010, noting that it support. compared the local college with 56 peer institutions across the central Carolyn Klassen U.S., based on the 2009-2010 fiscal GCCC Keyboard Instructor and academic year. Director of Finnup Piano Lab www.gcccendowment.org | 1 Thank Jessica Barbo | My I have always lived by the motto, “Why put off until tomorrow what can be done today?”, but when it came to completing my education, the opportunity kept getting pushed off until tomorrow. Now, 11 years later after high school, or approximately 4,015 tomorrows later, the time has finally arrived! As a 1999 Lakin High School graduate, I was eager to get out of the small town arena and experience the big city life. I attended West Texas A & M University, but returned to the Garden City area, as I wasn’t cut out to be a city girl. Marriage and two children followed, and family became more important than my education. Year after year, there was always something that prevented me from returning to school – the inability to pay for the tuition and books, and the inability to quit working full-time, since I had to provide for my family. This all changed when I received a little piece of hope, a scholarship application that arrived with my acceptance letter to the Nursing Department at Garden City Community College 2 | www.gcccendowment.org Story -- Just maybe this was the ticket I needed to move forward and pursue my career dream and my future! I am so grateful for the Endowment Association and all the donors who selflessly donate to the cause. By providing financial assistance to someone, usually a complete stranger, donors truly do change lives. I was awarded the Fern K. Prewitt Kreutzer Memorial Scholarship, and the Fankhauser Family Scholarship, which helped cover the cost of my books. In the nursing program, books cost nearly as much as the tuition! Upon completion of the Associate Degree Registered Nursing Program at GCCC, I plan to pursue my bachelor of science in nursing degree and then my master’s degree, and one day hope to serve as a nurse practitioner in a rural community here in Southwest Kansas. I admire you, the supporters, and hope to eventually follow in your footsteps. Without you, my tomorrow may have never come. Because of you, supporters of scholarships at GCCC, I’m on the road to fulfilling my dream of helping others as a registered nurse. My Story | Rachel Swank k you Since my days in Kindergarten, I knew that I could sing. In the fall of 2010, my freshman year, Mr. Wright, GCCC vocal music instructor, told me about National Honor Choir. I enjoyed singing very much and tried out for a solo in a Selection is based on an auditioned entry that is submitted Christmas program every year, as well as a talent show staged online. The contents of our submission had to be on a scale on each spring. I have been singing, and enjoying music, since I “la’s” going as low as I could and going up as high as I could, as can remember. well as singing “America the Beautiful” in the range we wished My parents tell me stories about how they would play a to perform, mine being soprano I. In addition, not the least of tape in our old Chevy truck as we drove 30 miles into town the challenges, we had to sing an art song our choice. every morning. In those rides, as the songs started playing, I debated whether or not I wanted to audition right up until particularly “Radar Love” by Golden Earring, I would start the very last minute, knowing how unlikely it was for me to bopping around and getting crazy, sometimes going as far as make it. trying to vocalize along with the music. Clearly, I have had a great appreciation of music from the get go. One month later, I walked into College Singers practice and Mr. Wright handed me an envelope. I remember asking, “Is As my high school years seemed to drag by, I found that I this…,” and then jumping up with joy, knowing that I had made wanted to become an orthodontist, but I stayed active in my National Honor Choir! Approximately 1,200 tapes across the music classes, which took up almost half my schedule the last U.S. had been submitted, and out of 300 singers auditioning two years. for the Women’s National Honor Choir, I was chosen. For my Buff project I wrote an arrangement of the famous I had three months to practice my music and arrange for the rock-n-roll song, “Spirit in the Sky,” by Norman Greenbaum, trip to Chicago. My trip expenses were reduced through the which I made into a jazz ensemble with vocals. In the frustrating scholarship I qualified for, which helped out tremendously. process of this project, I spent 68 hours. when only 15 were required, but learned many valuable lessons. Most important, Words cannot explain my gratitude to every single person I discovered that I’m not meant to be an orthodontist -- I am who has helped me on my journey -- financially, vocally and meant to dedicate my life somehow, some way, to music. with encouragement and emotional support. I could not have done it without all your help. I decided that attending Garden City Community College would be in my best interest, because I could still live at home, Thank you for donating, volunteering and being a part of the many scholarship opportunities had been offered to me and it GCCC Endowment Association. You make a difference! As for was affordable. The Vocal Music Scholarship, the Asel Harder me, I will continue to work hard on my music major in vocal Scholarship and the Dean’s Scholarship I received gave me performance, and plan to transfer to Washburn University more freedom to make school my job, and make my part time after graduation to continue my journey. At GCCC I have job of waiting tables less of a priority in my life. discovered music is my lifetime career! Little did I know that other opportunities also awaited at GCCC for me! www.gcccendowment.org | 3 The Endowment Association’s greatest asset is it’s endowment portfolio, which a portion is invested locally throughout Southwest Kansas financial entities and the remainder is managed professionally in a conservative manner with the Neihart Financial Group of Wells Fargo. Gifts invested into an endowment make an impact now and in the future, ensuring longevity of donor intent. The Endowment board of directors’ finance committee oversees these funds by monitoring the portfolio and reports to the board quarterly. It’s important to note that we have a long-term perspective and a disciplined approach to investing to ensure the strength of endowed funds. GCCC Endowment Association Assets - Book Value 6% 10 YEAR COMPARISON 26% $8 Million $7 Million 68% $6 Million $5 Million $4 Million Endowment Association Academic Scholarship Distribution $3 Million 2010 - 2011 $2 Million Finney County Students 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2008-09 2006-07 2007-08 2000-01 2001-02 2009-10 2010-11 $1 Million Other Kansas Students Out of State Students $0 Statement of Assets & Equities June 30, 2011 (Unaudited) CURRENT ASSETS: Securities - book value Securities - market value Cash and cash equivalents $320,300 $320,300 Certificates of Deposit & Stocks 1,351,935 1,351,935 Marketable Securities 3,482,948 4,359,616 Accounts Receivable - - Total Current Assets 5,155,183 6,031,851 Property and equipment, net 95,393 95,393 Total Assets $5,250,576 $6,127,244 4 | www.gcccendowment.org Planned Giving With proper planning, it is possible to reduce or eliminate income taxes (including capital gains tax on highly appreciated assets) and transfer taxes (including gift, estate, inheritance and generation-skipping). Further, in most cases, the transaction can be structured to enhance income for the life of the donor. Estate planning enables donors to leave a legacy at Garden City Community College and support future generations of students. Planned gifts also allow our alumni and friends to fulfill their financial and estate planning goals. Planned gifts can include cash, securities, stock, retirement plan assets, real estate, or life insurance proceeds, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, tax-free IRA transfers, charitable gift annuities and much more! Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom didn’t come, but 1,150 To remember GCCC in your will or estate plan, it’s as simple others did when the GCCC Endowment Association set sail April as naming Garden City Community College Endowment 3 for “Pirate Cove,” the 33rd annual scholarship auction. With Association (our legal name) as a beneficiary. If you’ve already included GCCC in your estate plan, contact us to a theme designed around swashbucklers and scalawags at the ensure that your gift is properly recognized in the Heritage Finney County Exhibition Building, the event reached port with a Circle and that your intentions are carried out. gross total of $180,749 for academic and technical scholarships. “We think this may have been one of the largest crowds we’ve Need help planning? Garden City Community College Endowment Association, Commerce Trust Company of had in years,” Association Executive Director Melinda Harrington Garden City and Western Kansas Community Foundation said of the Southwest Kansans and others who climbed aboard are proud to sponsor Stewardship Counseling, LLC, a to bid on donated goods and services, as well as spend the complimentary professional service. evening at one of the community’s largest gatherings of the year. Stewardship Counseling, LLC offers comprehensive estate Mary Beth Williams, Garden City, may have made the biggest planning for you and your family. John W. Griffin, Esq. haul of all, since her name was pulled out in the 800-ticket travels across Kansas to offer this service through a wide donation drawing for a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro convertible. range of community and private foundations. The main event was a 115-item live auction conducted by Scott John will review your existing plan free of charge. No Auction of Garden City, plus a 380-item silent auction. products are sold or It cost her $500, but Carolyn Kinney, Garden City, was the endorsed through this successful bidder for the eighth straight year on the right to counseling process, only name one of the conference rooms in GCCC’s Beth Tedrow the opportunities to gain Student Center, so the location will continue to be called the Bill ideas. Given a choice, we all Kinney Room in honor of her late husband. prefer to exercise a measure In addition to decorations ranging from banners to a pirate of control over the final ship, dining tables were strewn with cardboard pirate headgear, disposition of our property. Jolly Roger eye patches, and booty in the form of plastic coinage Wills and trusts are the means to this end. and jewels. Plenty of volunteers and auction goers helped set the tone for the evening too. Dr. Herbert J. Swender concluded One of the most valuable his first official day as GCCC president by greeting guests at the gifts you can give is the door. gift of education, contact the GCCC Endowment “We just can’t say thank you enough,” the director said, “and I Association to learn more or wish I could do that in a hearty pirate’s voice for every mate on to set up an appointment. the ship.” www.gcccendowment.org | 5 Endowed Scholarship Funds Ila Adams Memorial 1st Christian Church GC/Dot Munyan Jeff Landgraf Memorial* Health American GI Forum Memorial Allen & Nancy Leiker* Oliver & Hazel Shriver Memorial American Legion Auxiliary #9 Robert Fenton Memorial Tonia Cockerill LeVasseur Memorial* Business Tina Amos Memorial Nursing Frederick & Isabel Finnup Memorial George & Daryle Lightner Memorial Oliver & Hazel Shriver Memorial Amy Arteaga Memorial* Fire Science* Gary Long Memorial Criminal Justice Astraea Jr Club Florence Fletcher Memorial Ellen Mai Memorial Oliver & Hazel Shriver Memorial Barb Atkinson Memorial Warren Fouse Science & Math Memorial Doral “Skip” Mancini Computer Science Mamie Baker & Dixie Baker Memorial Ardis & Luther Fry Ira J. Mann, Jr. Oliver & Hazel Shriver Memorial Melvin Arthur Baker Memorial D. C. & Irene Garcia Memorial Paul O. Masoner Memorial Dietetic/Nutrition Band P.C.”Bill” & Velia Garcia Memorial Louie Maune Memorial Oliver & Hazel Shriver Memorial David Beasley Memorial Garden Medical Clinic Chelsea Marie Willson McElroy Education & Library Science David Blackard Ammonia Refrigeration Barbara Gardiner Memorial Memorial Oliver & Hazel Shriver Memorial Fine Education Garfield Elementary Carl McNaught Memorial/Darin Golay Arts William Blickenstaff Memorial Casey Gillespie Memorial Memorial Oliver & Hazel Shriver Memorial Boone Project- I Care Georgia Matthews/Bernard Killer Harold E. McNeal Memorial Journalism/Communications Juletta Boultinghouse Memorial Nursing Memorial Dale Meadors Memorial Oliver & Hazel Shriver Memorial Music Jeff Bowersox Memorial Arthur & Felicitas Goetz Memorial Don Meinhardt Memorial Oliver & Hazel Shriver Memorial Office BPW/Isabel M. Finnup Memorial Joe & Lydia Gonzales Jane & Louis Mendoza Memorial Administration/Mid-Management Ken Bradley Memorial Barbara Gardiner Memorial Mercer Art Gallery Oliver & Hazel Shriver Memorial George & Carey Bretz Memorial Georgia Matthews Elementary/Bernard Albert & Francine Mesa Memorial Science/Math/Tech. Broncbuster Athletic Association Killer Memorial John E. Miller Memorial Oliver & Hazel Shriver Memorial Social Brookover Lecture Series Freda Greathouse Memorial Kirk Gordon Miller Memorial Science Earl C. Brookover Memorial Ralph & Fern Collins Greathouse Arnold & Hattie Mueller Memorial Elmer/Marian(Oatman) Shull Memorial Evelyn Bryan Memorial Nursing Memorial Suzanne Murphrey Memorial Louise Shulman Memorial Buffalo Jones Elementary School Thomas Gruver Memorial Florence Nanninga Memorial John Sims Memorial Anne Burns/Scott, Selby & Florence Norma Rowe Gunn Memorial Ed Nicklaus Family Dick Smith/Don & Edythe McMillan Ballantyne Memorial Ed Hall Memorial Ernest O. & Susie Nunn Memorial Memorial Ray H. Calihan Sr. Memorial Henry & Nellie Hall Memorial Eric G. O’Dell Memorial Robert Smith Memorial Delbert Campbell Memorial Bob Halloran Opti-Mrs./Optimist Southwest Kansas Medical Society Earle W. Campbell Memorial HALO Sister Aquinata Penka Memorial Southwest Kansas Regional Prevention Campbell Family Lois Hanson Memorial Leigh Perry Memorial Center Harry Cannon Memorial Dr. Asel “Ace” Harder Homer F. & Phyllis G. Perryman Elliott Spratt Memorial Lynn & Mary Cannon Memorial Clyde & Catherine Harmon Memorial Memorial Wayne Stagaard Memorial Myron J. Carr Memorial Duane & Mary Lou Hays Memorial Plett Family Eleanor”Babe”Strasser Memorial ar. Charles & Donita Claar Memorial Lois Pepper Heard Memorial Mary Ploger Memorial Stephanie Stromer Memorial John & Jane Collins Memorial Mildred Henselman Memorial Plymell Community Sunrisers Kiwanis Club Faye Collingwood Memorial Mary “Betty” Herman Memorial Nursing Angie Gonzales Posey Memorial Don & Bonnie Talley Memorial Community Fiesta Caldwell (O.C.) & Helen W. Hicks K.O. & Ruth Powell Memorial* David Tangeman Memorial James Concannon Memorial Memorial Tim Purcell Memorial Baseball Ray Taylor Memorial Bessie Corley Memorial Diren Wayne Hill Memorial* Tim Purcell Memorial Economics/ Beth Tedrow Jim & Lula Duffy Cowgill Memorial Ed Hooper Accounting Jeff & David Thayer Memorial Criminal Justice Ethel Hooper Memorial Thelma Rapp Nursing Memorial Edna Thompson Memorial Crowley Memorial Ronald E. Hubert Memorial Ruth Trinkle Read Memorial Clinton R. Upchurch Memorial Edith & Harry Darby Memorial James B. Hubert Memorial Reed/Miller Memorial Al Valenzuela Memorial Albert Davis Memorial Doris Immroth Memorial Nursing Chas. C Rockstrom/ American Legion Ignacio “Rudy” & Josefina Valenzuela Cecil & Catherine Davis* Jacque Sue Memorial (ABATE) Memorial Memorial Hilda G. Davis Memorial Irene James Memorial Antonio A. & Stella Rojas Rudy Valenzuela Memorial Mildred Denchfield Memorial Bonnie Jameson Memorial* Mary Mae Rooney Memorial Mae & Elmer Yale Vawter Memorial Alvin & Marie Dewey Memorial Jennie Wilson Elementary Sonny Rowe Memorial Patricia “Patty” Vernon Memorial John & Natalie Dickerson Memorial Virginia Sue Johnson Memorial Helen K. Rundell Memorial Victor Ornelas Elementary “Star” Jim Doll Memorial Taylor & Katherine Jones Memorial Dr. Thomas Saffell E.F. & Edythe Lee Ware Memorial D.V. & Alice Douglass Memorial Lloyd & Pauline Joyce Dorothy Salais Memorial Andy & Grace Webdell Avon Don Dyer Memorial Kansas Methionine Anti-Trust Salmans Advisement Ctr/Sam&Agnes David & Leah Mae Williams Chuck Ellsaesser Memorial Kearny County Future Firefighters* Salmans Memorial Donnie Williams Memorial Philip Escalada, Jr. Memorial Jack & Kay Kelman Homer Salter Memorial David Wharton Memorial* Edith Scheuerman Elementary Donna Kennedy Nursing Emil Salyer Memorial E. Rose Eatinger White Fankhauser Family William O. Kinney Memorial Sandhills Art Association Memorial Mary Jo Williams Memorial Lila Marie Fansher Memorial Harold Kleysteuber Memorial Robert E. & Mary Schreiber Memorial Blanche B. Woolf Memorial Hugh & Roberta Farquharson Memorial Charles & Anna Maune Krug Memorial Louise Sherman Memorial J.R. & Ethel Wright Memorial Fellowship of Christian Cowboys Iola M. Ladner Nursing Memorial Oliver & Hazel Shriver Memorial Allied *Indicates new funds 6 | www.gcccendowment.org Designated Scholarship Funds USD 274 – Bartlett Schlr. VFW Post 6844 of Weskan Jennie G. & Pearl Abell Education Trust Kansas Association of Student Financial Aid USD 363 – Holowach Schlr. Western Kansas Community Foundation Alamogordo Schlr. Foundation - Joe Youngkamp Administrators USD 431 Wendell & Beulah Wheeler Family Schlr. Kansas Golf Foundation- Ks. Junior Golf Schlr. USD 494 Educational Foundation Foundation Alamogordo Tiger Soccer Booster Schlr. Kansas Junior Livestock Show USSSA of Colorado Whitehead Schlr. American Legion of Bucklin/Fetter Memorial Kansas Kids @ Gear-up Schlr. H. T. Ungles Educational Trust Wichita State University Fdtn-Kansas Kids @ American Legion/Marran & Agra Posts Kansas State Firefighters Auxiliary Assoc./James United Food & Commercial Workers Gear-up Fdtn Janice Amerin Memorial Todd Schlr. United Methodist Church of Tribune P. T. Yanke Memorial Anonymous Donor Kearny County Health Care Foundation United States Bowling Congress/Smart Schlr. Arickaree School District Kiwanis Club of Garden City Ashland Community Foundation/J. Kaltenbach Kiwanis Club of Meade Memorial Regina Ault Trust Bill Kramer Memorial Lake Scott Car Club Annual Scholarship Funds Beef Empire Days Schlr. Larimer County 4-H Foundation Clyde & Barbara Beymer Schlr. Las Cruces New Mexico High School Soccer & Alta Brown School/Wayne Stagaard J & M Paint & Decorating Center Big Dave Memorial Golf Memorial Journalism Brookover Companies Liberal High School Adult Education Keller-Leopold Insurance Brush High School Lions Club of McDonald Agriculture David & Vivian Kinder Art Bucklin Alumni Association Lions Club of Rocky Ford Rev. Robert R. Allen Memorial Otto Kinder Memorial Jean Cavanaugh Schlr. National FFA Foundation Joe H. Andrews Memorial Kiwanis Channing United Methodist Church National High School Rodeo Foundation Black Hills Energy Knights of Columbus Hall Citizen Potowatomi Nation National Little Britches Rodeo Association Art Fern K. Prewitt Kreutzer Memorial Colorado Equipment Co. Norton USD 211/Eicher Butler Schlr. Barrett/Greathouse Athletic Trainer Kulander Foundation Colorado State High School Rodeo Association Francis Ormiston Memorial Belles of St. Catherine Nursing Education Dan Landon Memorial Columbus Hall (KOC) Otero County Democratic Party Brungardt Hower Ward Elliott & Pfeifer Ken Lawhon Memorial/Landmark Appraisals Community Congregational Church/Finnup Otero County Prison Facility Otis Trinity Lutheran Church/Hoffman Schlr. Accounting Lewis, Hooper & Dick Schlr. Community Fiesta W. N. Parsons Schlr. Building Construction Lewis Motor Community Fdtn. of SW Kansas/Finnup Schlr. Platte Valley FFA Foundation J. Arthur & Myrtle Bryan Memorial Lions Club Community Fdtn. of SW Kansas/Pyle Schlr. Pollyannas of Hugoton Burtis Motor Company LULAC Lynnette Dapron Memorial Prairieland Partners Sarah Carter Estate Ag Eric Mai Memorial Deerfield High School Premier Housing Centera Bank Mathematics Deerfield Teachers Association Producers Agriculturl Marketing Assoc. Commerce Bank Meats Judging D. C. Duer Foundation Prosecutors Charitable Trust of B.C. Marilyn Cook Memorial Nurse’s Alumni Elks Lodge 1143 of Fort Morgan CO. Edgar & Mabel Robertson Trust/Bird City Erdene Corley Memorial Paraprofessionals/Pepsi Epsilon Sigma Alpha – Scott City Alpha Omega Century 11 Dev. Fdtn. Cosmetology Paramedic to RN Alumni* Chapter 1206 Roman Catholic Diocese of Salina/Kruse Schlr. Criminal Justice PDI-KACCRRA Eveleigh Charitable Trust Rotary Club of Syracuse Dennis Crist Memorial Rodeo Phi Theta Kappa Jeremy Patrick Falkner Memorial Runza Restaurant/KPTM Fox 42 All-Star Schlr. Sandy Crumet Memorial/Sigma Mu Plaza Medical Center Family Farm & Nature Charitable Foundation David & Mary P. Rush Educational Trust Early Childhood Education/Living Arts & Rodeo First Assembly of God Church – Garden City S & T Telephone Coop Assoc. Science Second Baptist Church First Christian Church – Garden City Saint Patrick’s Church of Plains Finney County Farm Bureau Association Southwest Kansas Society of CPAs First United Methodist Church – Garden City Scott City Quilting Guild Friends of the Library/LSSI Southwind Country Club First United Methodist Church – Hoisington Scott Community Fdtn./Armantrout Schlr. Scott Community Fdtn./Everett Hueftle Schlr. GCCC Educational Support Professionals LeRoy & Joyce Stapleton First Presbyterian Church – Lakin Fort Morgan Young Farmers Security State Bank of Scott City Garden City Elks Lodge #1404 Edwin & Alta Stormont Memorial Nursing Franklin FFA Support Group Martha Scrima Trust Garden City Police Department Law Dr. Stephen Stover Fremont School District/John Morris Schlr. Seward County Employee Committee Enforcement Students in Free Enterprise Friends of Education Charitable Trust Robert & Ruth Simonson Garden City Telegram Sublette Feeders General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Kansas Andrew & Janet Smaltz Garden Spot Rentals/Steve & Ann Burgess Teacher’s Education Greensburg Alumni Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica GED/Finney County Community Learning Vocal Music G.U.S.T.O. Miss Southwest Kansas Pageant/2010 Tiger Dolls Center Dr. Roscoe “Wally” Waldorf Memorial Gunnison Elks Ladies Southwestern Heights High School O. R. & Ferne Gracey Memorial Kay Walls Foundation Robert W. Hamilton Foundation Southwestern Heights High School/Butler Schlr. Beulah Harsha Memorial Duane E. & Orvileta M. West Dane G. Hansen Foundation Sublette High School Instrumental Music Frank & Nelle West Memorial Dean Headrick Memorial Sunflower Home Health Services International Order of Odd Fellows Western Kansas Manufacturers Assoc. Fred Henry Jr. Schlr. Swarner Crown Hill Cemetery John Deere Corporation Western State Bank Pete Henry Foundation Syracuse Education Association Holcomb Booster Club Temple-Inland Foundation Home Bank & Trust Co. of Clearwater Trail’s End Popcorn/Weaver Popcorn Schlr. Last year GCCC Endowment Association provided $447,000 in Irsik & Doll Feed Services Tyson Family Foundation academic and technical scholarships to 1,207 deserving GCCC Kansas Association for Family & Community Tyson Fresh Meats Education Ted Vancampen Memorial students and $44,196 in grant funds to support academic programs! Kansas Association of Migrant Directors- Vandeaver Schlr. USD 219 of Minneola USD 259 of Wichita All because of you….thank you! www.gcccendowment.org | 7 Lloyd and Pauline Joyce | Outstanding Service Award The legacy of service and support to GCCC from Lloyd and Board of Directors, Finney County Committee on Aging, and the late Pauline Joyce earned the Southwest Kansas couple one various committees of the First United Methodist Church. of the Endowment Association’s Outstanding Service Awards “Education is more necessary today than it ever has been,” this year. he said. “I think GCCC is doing an excellent job, and the col- Pauline Joyce was among the longest serving community lege continues to benefit our community with affordable edu- college trustees in Kansas, and the Joyces became supporters cation.” of the association when it “During Pauline’s in- was founded in 1966. volvement with the board The family established of trustees, we were able the Lloyd and Pauline to meet so many good Joyce Endowed Scholar- friends throughout the ship Fund after Pauline’s years, including the board death at the age of 86 in members, faculty and 2008, and today includes staff,” he added. “Our a significant balance that children were also able to will generate multiple an- benefit from the educa- nual scholarship awards to tion that they received by GCCC students in need. attending GCCC.” Both Lloyd and Pauline The Joyce family today Joyce were born and raised includes Vic and Jimmie on Finney County farms Lou Joyce, Pat and Vicki operated by their families. Joyce and Rex and Kathy Married Oct. 19, 1947 in Joyce, sons and wives; as Garden City, they carried well as Melodie Sterling out their own farming op- and her husband, Steve, eration for over 60 years, who is presently the lon- raising three sons and a gest-serving member of daughter. the GCCC Board of Trust- Pauline was chosen as ees. a charter member of the As a trustee, Pauline GCCC Board of Trustees was re-elected repeat- when the institution became an independently governed com- edly, and chaired the board in 1987-88. In her service during munity college in 1965, and she played a leading role in the planning and construction of the campus, she and others trav- development of the present campus. She was a champion of eled from Colorado to Michigan to review numerous designs facilities for music, theater and visual arts programs, and the and select the best concepts for Garden City. She earned the campus fine arts building was named in her honor when it was Kansas Association of Community Colleges Award of Merit in rededicated after enhancements completed in 1986. 1982., and served on he KACC Board of Directors in 1971-1985, “In addition to Pauline’s affiliation with GCCC, we both al- including terms as treasurer in 1971-72 and 1976-85. ways believed in the importance of a college education, and The dedication ceremony for the Pauline Joyce Fine Arts also in the support that the college has provided for the com- Building in 1986 took the honoree completely by surprise. A munity,” Joyce explained. plaque placed in the lobby after the announcement reads as The couple’s service hasn’t been limited to the Endowment follows: Association and GCCC. While Pauline served on the GCCC “The fine arts are a nourishment for the mind and soul and governing board from 1965 through June of 1990, Lloyd took a spirit. Without them, education and life are not complete.” – role on the board of directors for the Garden City Cooperative Pauline Joyce. Association, as well as the Finney County Historical Society 8 | www.gcccendowment.org Lewis, Hooper and Dick, LLC | Outstanding Service Honoree The service that Lewis, Hooper and Dick, LLC provides in In addition to support for the GCCC Endowment Associa- support of education has earned the respected Southwest Kan- tion, Lewis, Hooper and Dick, LLC served many years as a sas accounting firm one of the GCCC Endowment Association’s Pacesetter organization in the annual Finney County United Outstanding Service Awards this year. Way campaign. The company and its members are also back- The company’s support of the association dates back to 1987 ers of the Broncbuster Athletic Association at GCCC; the Buf- and before, and it has provided a $500 annual scholarship for falo Booster group, affiliated with Garden City High School; GCCC accounting majors through the association each year Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo; the Garden City Recreation since 1990. Commission and the Garden City Family YMCA. The firm also serves as local partner in education with Victor The Southwest Kansas Community Foundation and Garden Ornelas Elementary School, and operates a payroll deduction City’s annual Tumbleweed Festival also rely on support from program in which employees support the Victor Ornelas Star the company, and owners and staff members alike regularly Scholarship. Once they reach college-age, students who have volunteer for numerous community functions. attended VO become eligible to receive the award to attend Various personnel in the firm provide additional individual GCCC. support for scholarships, including Claar and his wife, Rebec- In addition, the firm provides annual auditing services to ca, who established the Charles, Sr., and Donita Claar Memo- the association at a significantly discounted rate. rial Endowed Scholarship Fund. Established in 1955, Lewis, Hooper and Dick, LLC today op- “We believe that GCCC is superb, and a truly a dynamic and erates offices in Garden City, Hugoton and Johnson. The firm leading educational innovator in our community, state and na- provides value-added, affordable accounting and advisory ser- tion,” David Lunzmann, administrator, said on behalf of the vices to clients throughout an extensive region. company. The company’s team of six member-owners is supplemented “Many of those on our team found the roots of their edu- by 28 professional personnel, and it offers accounting, consult- cation at GCCC, myself included many years ago,” Lunzmann ing, human resources and financial planning services, as well added. “Our firm has long enjoyed a rewarding business and as computer and tax-related assistance. The firm specializes professional relationship with GCCC too.” in serving feed yards, municipalities, school districts, govern- “A quality education truly opens doors to paths not com- ment entities and construction organizations. monly enjoyed – paths often found to be richly rewarded with Among principal personnel are Gary Schlappe, CPA, manag- the fulfillment of one’s dream,” the owners stated. “It is our ing owner; Charles Claar, CPA, member-owner; Theresa Das- great honor to be recognized for our small part in GCCC’s tre- enbrock, CPA, member-owner; and Kaistin Seckavee, CPA, mendous success!” supervisor. www.gcccendowment.org | 9 A Circle of A coin collection started many years ago by Roger Warnken Giving has turned the dream of education into reality for two genera- tions of the hopeful young father’s family. bachelor’s degree at St. Joseph’s College in 1987 and her mas- ter’s at Fort Hays State University 1993. The Barrett children, Brandon and Brittany, earned GCCC Warnken, who lost his life at the age of 24, had planned to credit while still in high school, with Brandon now a Putnam finance a college education for his three children through the scholar and electrical engineering major at Kansas State Uni- collection, and his death in a tragic accident left his wife, Lau- versity, and Brittany majoring in nursing at Wichita State Uni- ra, with the determination to carry on his intentions. versity after earning a Distinguished Invitational Scholarship. With her children at the ages of two, three and four, the wid- Both are also Robert Dole scholars. owed mother sold the precious coin collection, and used the Meanwhile, the Greathouses share their love of teaching $1,000 she received to start a college fund for each child. and helping students on campus. With the help of their loving and persistent mother Lachele serves as a Business and Information and stepfather, Jim Pivonka, who live in Timken, Systems Division instructor, after beginning all three of those children are college graduates at GCCC in 1990 as director of the Office today, and each now works to help others in Administration Program, later known as completing college education. Office Technology. In that role, she also In addition, their own children are ei- realized the strong need for scholarships. ther college-bound high school students, She earned her bachelor’s degree at college students or college graduates. Kansas State University in 1985 and her “The dream of our father has continued master’s at Fort Hays State University to grow and bless many lives,” said Bren- in 1990. da Barrett, one of the daughters of Roger Greg, a GCCC alumnus, earned his as- Warnken and Laura Warnken Pivonka. sociate degree in 1989, after serving as She and her sister, Lachele Greathouse, are student government association president carrying on the legacy of learning as employ- and earning an Endowment Association ees of Garden City Community College. scholarship. He then advanced to Emporia They and their husbands, Steve Barrett and State University, earning a bachelor’s degree Greg Greathouse, have provided more than 68 years in 1991, followed by a master’s degree from Friends of combined service on the campus. University in 1994. The Barretts moved to Garden City in 1987, when Steve be- He started work at GCCC in 1991 as assistant athletic trainer came GCCC’s first certified athletic trainer, and he was instru- and Aerobic Super Circuit director, then became head athletic mental during his six-year tenure with the college in launch- trainer in 1993, serving until 2004 when he was named an as- ing a widely-respected athletic training program, creating an sistant athletic director. He maintains his certification as an annual athletic training camp, and setting up an athletic train- athletic trainer today, and works as Health, Physical Educa- ing scholarship fund with the Endowment Association. Also tion and Recreation Division director. the designer and initiator of the GCCC Aerobic Super Circuit, The Greathouse children include Austin, a Garden City he earned the Master Teach of Excellence Award from the Na- High School freshman, and Rileigh, a Kenneth Henderson tional Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. In Middle School eighth grader, who each have their sights set addition, he was inducted into the Broncbuster Athletic Hall on college. of Fame in 2010 and the Kansas Athletic Trainers Hall of In addition to devoting their lives to the education of oth- Fame in 2011. ers, both families place great importance on charitable giv- He earned his bachelor’s degree at Creighton University ing -- another vision passed on by their parents. Steve and and master’s degree at Indiana State University in 1984 and Greg have established the Barrett-Greathouse Athletic Trainer 1985, respectively, before joining the college staff. Scholarship fund through the association. Meanwhile, Brenda Brenda, who began work at GCCC in 1990, has served as a and Lachele have established their own scholarship funds, to computer science instructor, programmer and assistant direc- which they give monthly contributions. tor of institutional technology, and works now as director of In addition, they all join with their extended family in sup- institutional research. porting each year’s GCCC Endowment Association phonathon Helping to complete her father’s dream, she earned her and scholarship auction. 10 | www.gcccendowment.org Barrett Family – Brandon, Brittany, Steve & Brenda Greathouse Family - Austin, Rileigh, Greg & Lachele “A small donation might seem irrelevant, but a bunch of small continue the dream started by their parents. Because of gener- donations can add up to a scholarship, which can mean the world ous benefactors who once assisted them, they are now able to to a college student,” Lachele said. offer assistance to others. You can also help keep the long-ago “A scholarship may make the difference between a student ob- legacy of Roger Warnken alive by supporting the GCCC Endow- taining or not obtaining a college education,” Brenda echoed. ment Association, one coin at a time. The Barretts and Greathouses encourage everyone to help DONORS ENDOWMENTwho have assisted Garden City Community College students by providing funds for scholarships or other special projects to enhance academics from July 1, 2010 thru These are the generous contributors June 30, 2011, including 2011 Auction donors. Contributors who will take part in the 2011 Direct Mail or Phonathon campaigns will find their names listed in next year’s Annual Report. Every effort has been made to present an accurate listing of all gifts during the fiscal year. PLEASE forward any corrections to the GCCC Endowment Association. (All gift-in-kind donors are listed under Giving Club.) HERITAGE CIRCLE Mary Jo Williams Charitable Carol Ballantyne Fund Kansas Assoc. of Migrant This is a special recognition level for Trust Lynn Ballinger Family Farm & Nature Directors Amanda Becker Charitable Fdtn. Kansas Junior Livestock Show those who have provided for the GCCC Endowment Association as a PRESIDENT’S CLUB Gary & Dixie Beymer Alan Fankhauser Ks. Assoc. of Student Financial Big Dave Memorial Fund Helen Fankhauser Aid Administrators beneficiary in their deferred $5,000 - $9,999 Black Hills Energy Jeremy Farr Kearny County Fire & Rescue giving plans thru a will, trust Brookover Companies Black Hills Energy Foundation Finney County Farm Bureau Keller-Leopold Insurance Co. Colorado Equipment instrument, or life insurance. Commerce Bank of Garden City Joe Bogner Assoc. Carolyn Kinney Anonymous (4) Boise City High School Finney County Feedyard Duane & Kathy Koster Troy & Tracy Consbruck Larry Buckner Brents Concrete & Construction Kevin & Mari Flowers KSNG-TV Estate of Henry & Nellie Hall Homer & Doris Campbell Kyle Brungardt Fort Morgan Young Farmer Kulander Foundation Estate of Mildred Henselman Donna Kennedy Shane & Emily Burns Educational Fdtn. KUPK TV Finnup Foundation Trust Carl & Ruth Long Burtis Motor Fremont School District RE-2 Lake Scott Car Club Golf Club at Southwind Bryan & Geneen Love Jean Cavanaugh Scholarship Eric & Jena Fry Lakin Fire Department Pete Henry Foundation Shirley Mitchell Citizen Potawatomi Nation Ramon Garcia Landmark Appraisal Inc. John Deere Foundation Thomas & Mary Jo Reser Clarion Inn The Garden City Company Larkin & Main Family Denistry Lloyd Joyce Leah Mae Williams Dr. Bill & Jean Clifford The Garden City Telegram Eric & Shawna Larsen K. O. & Ruth Powell Memorial Madalyne Wilson Dick & Kim Cockerill GCCC Endowment Association Terry & Carol Lee Lewis Hooper & Dick LLC Colorado State High School GCCC Student Media Dept. Janice Lee John & Emme Miller GOLDEN PRESIDENT’S Scott Auction Rodeo Assoc. Golden Plains Credit Union Allen & Nancy Leiker CLUB Community Fiesta Goldworks Lewis Motors Skeeter Smith Doris Crist Roy Graham Ira & Claudia Mann $10,000 AND UP George & Debbie Wharton Jeremy Curlo Great Lakes Aviation Martha E. Scrima Trust Anonymous Cash Donors Judith Wharton Dane G. Hansen Foundation Gustine Unlimited Scholarship Chris McKinney Community Foundation of David & Mary Rush Educational Trust Org. Sam McMillan SW Kansas LEADER’S CLUB Trust Perry & Kammi Hansen Tom & Margaret Miller Erdene Corley Trust $1,000 - $4,999 Catherine Davis Mike & Kathie Harris Thomas & Pricilla Miller Loyle & Velma Miller Jennie & Pearl Abell Education Steve & Merilyn Douglass Ken & Connie Harsha National FFA Foundation Prairieland Partners Inc Trust Elks Lodge #1404 Holcomb Booster Club National Little Britches Rodeo Tyson Family Foundation Adolfson & Peterson Construction Epsilon Sigma Alpha Tomi Hubert National High School Rodeo Lois Kay Walls Foundation Air Tran Airlines Eveleigh Charitable Trust International Order of Oddfellows Fdtn. Western Kansas Community American Warrior Falkner Memorial Scholarship J & M Paint Decorating Center Deborah Nicklaus Foundation www.gcccendowment.org | 11 Ed & Roselyn Nicklaus AMBASSADOR’S CLUB Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo William McNeill Association - Colo. Norton USD 211 Michelle Frink Rose Mendoza Ward’s Garden Center Otero County Prison Facility $500 - $999 Steven & Fidelis Garcia Steven & LeAnn Miller David & Jennie Watkins Alamogordo Tiger Soccer Kevin & Janice Parks GC Police Dept. Law Minneola High School Grace Webdell Booster Club Platte Valley FFA Foundation Enforcement Scholarship MIO Homemade Mexican Food Dave & Skyla Wehkamp American Implement Plett Family Farms LLC Garden City State Bank Mitchell Theatres Tom & Janie Welsh American Legion - Bucklin R & R Pallet Garden City Tire Center Steve Munson Wendell & Beulah Wheeler American Legion - Kensington Lee & Brenda Reeve Garden City Wholesale Supply Billy Myatt Family Foundation Arickaree High School Rental Enterprise Inc. Garden Spot Rentals Need for Speed RC Kurt & Leslie Wenzel Ashland Community Fdtn. Robert W. Hamilton Garden True Value Hardware Martin & Donna Neff Duane & Orvileta West Beef Empire Days Foundation Bruce Garnand Abram Nelson Wharton’s For Every Bloomin’ Mike & Debbie Berry Rocking M Radio, KZRD-The Garnand Fine Furniture News Radio 1240/1310 KIUL Thing Brick Beymer Buzzard Garnand Funeral Home Office Solutions Kim White Bill Kramer Memorial Rocky Ford Lions Club GCCC Welding Club Orscheln Farm Home Supply Whitehead Scholarship Scholarship Rodenbeek & Green Agency Ellen Geier Out West Committee Bird City Century II Dev. Fdtn. Romas Catholic Diocese of General Federation of Women’s Palmer Manufacturing & Tank Windriver Grain LLC Paul & Stephanie Bogner Salina Clubs of Kansas Inc. Todd & Jody Bordewick Timothy & Diann Routon Broncbuster Athletic Assoc. 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That additional financial support helps make the education available through GCCC a value second to none. By me giving back to GCCC I feel good knowing others have that same experience.” Michael Burch, ‘96 www.gcccendowment.org | 19 2010 - 2011 Student Ambassadors 1 Audrey M. Rupp • Tribune, KS Ambassadors serve as a sounding board for the college 2 Kashly Schweer • Garden City, KS administration, host campus 3 Braden Steckel • Kismet, KS visitors, speak at special events and assist with Endowment 1 2 3 4 4 Rachel Walter • Sublette, KS Association activities. Jessica Dirks | Outstanding Board Member Jessica Dirks, who has devoted nearly five years of volunteer Professionally, she works as the point of care/quality and work to the GCCC Endowment Association, is the recipient of compliance coordinator for the laboratory at St. Catherine this year’s Robert A. Whippo Award for Outstanding Board Hospital, where she has served the past five years. Prior to Service. that, she was on the staff of the Women’s Clinic in Garden City. The Garden City resident first got involved with the association Her husband is Troy Dirks, a partner with Keller and Miller, in 2006, later advanced to the executive committee, and is Certified Public Accountants, LLP, and they have three presently serving as vice president. children, including Jackson, age 11, Emma, nine, and Graham, who is five years old. “I had been attending the annual scholarship auction for years,” she “I went to college thanks “I think GCCC is doing an excellent job of explained, “and Missy Allen asked if educating students,” she said. “Working at I’d like to be on the board.” Allen, a to scholarships,” she said, St. Catherine, I get to see first hand many recipient of the same honor, has served of the nursing students, and they always as president of the association. “so being on the board impress me.” The new honoree draws extensive and raising money to assist “This truly is an unexpected surprise,” she satisfaction in her volunteer work from the knowledge that her involvement students is something that said after learning she had been selected for the honor. “I enjoy the friendships I have helps others in their quest for helps me pay back the made at GCCC, and I enjoy the faculty, staff education. and students I have worked with during scholarships I earned.” the auction each spring and the phonathon “I went to college thanks to every fall.” scholarships,” she said, “so being on the board and raising money to assist students is something that helps me pay back “I believe education is the best gift you can give your children,” the scholarships I earned.” she said. “Education is the first step in achieving your dreams.” In addition to lending her expertise to considerations and decisions made by the association’s board, she takes an active role in the auction each April, and has served multiple times as leader of the auction planning and gifts committee. “It’s my favorite event and I spend the two days before the auction helping to set up,” she explained. “It is a great time decorating and getting a sneak peak of all the great auction items.” She led décor and planning efforts again for the most recent annual sale, which took place April 1 under the theme of “Pirate Cove,” raising more than $180,000 for academic and technical scholarships. In addition to supporting the Endowment Association, she also provides other volunteer service in the community. She is a board member and past president of the Kansas Society of Clinical Laboratory Science, for example, and is active in both St. Dominic Catholic Church and St. Dominic School, which her children attend. 20 | www.gcccendowment.org Executive Committee Members 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Board Members GCCC Endowment Association is proud to have a supportive group of directors who are dedicated to growing the Association and improving the quality of its services. 1 NANCY LEIKER President Stewart Boone Kim Shaddix When I attended GCCC I 2 JESSICA DIRKS Lynn Dunford Bruce Spiller received scholarships. These Vice President Mary Eves Beth Tedrow opportunities created an intrinsic Greg Hands Tom Walker motivation that pushed me to 3 KELLEY JENKINS Grant Harris Renee Cornett-Wallace further my education, because Secretary Diana Jones Jami Warner of this my family and I have 4 CALLIE REMSCHNER Carolyn Kinney Skyla Wehkamp made it a priority to support Treasurer Marisa Kleysteuber Dana Woodbury GCCC. Whether it is attendance 5 MISSY ALLEN Chad Krug at sporting activities or donating Member at Large Damon McDonald Ex OffICIO MEMBERS at the endowment auction I feel Peg Nally Dr. Herb Swender, GCCC President the need to give back, so maybe 6 TERRY LEE Lyn Ohl Terri Worf, Chairman GCCC Board we can help light the spark Member at Large Kirk Olomon of Trustees that drives a student to achieve 7 DANA NANNINGA Lonnie Sassaman academic success. Member at Large Emily Burns,’05 8 DEANNA MANN GCCC Dean of Institutional Effectiveness/Enrollment Services www.gcccendowment.org | 21 Garden City U.S. Postage Community College PAID Endowment Association NON-PROFIT ORG. Garden City, KS 801 Campus Drive Permit No. 65 Garden City, KS 67846 Celebrate The Endowment Association’s first yearly Scholarship Celebration took place last September, with over 100 people in attendance. The annual event recognizes the generosity of scholarship donors and the profound effect their gifts have on the lives of students. “This is a perfect opportunity for those who’ve established scholarships to actually meet the students who received them, and for the students to thank the supporters personally,” said Melinda Harrington, association executive director. The primary purpose of the event is to provide connection, with music, desserts and beverages, as well as time for benefactors and recipients to get to know one another. “We hope to continue to grow this wonderful event that will be held in September of each year,” the director said. Endowment Association Staff Pam Caldwell | Office Manager Melinda Harrington | Executive Director Barb Wells | Office Assistant Please contact us to learn more about the Endowment Association activities or to discuss how we can help you develop a plan for providing ongoing support for students • www.gcccendowment.org • 620-276-9578 at GCCC!
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