"Funding the Vision Highlights for March 2007"
Funding the Vision Highlights for March 2007 A Friend Leaves a Legacy: CC receives notice of $2 million bequest CC has received notice of a bequest to be received this year and expected to be about $2 million. This Legacy was envisioned by Virginia Darnes Yates, a friend of the college who passed away in February in Prairie Village, Kansas, at the age of 89. Eighty percent of the bequest will go toward the Darnes Scholarship and will qualify for a Priddy match. The remaining 20 percent will go toward an endowment for public lectures and performances. Six New Scholarships Celebrated at Annual Dinner At this year's scholarship dinner, the college announced six new scholarships totaling $76,000 in annual financial aid awards. At the dinner: Abby Balfany, widow of Gabe Pando '92, shared the news that the Pando Scholarship Fund had surpassed the $500,000 mark in endowed market value. The fund allows four Hispanic students annually -- one in each class -- to attend CC. Joe Sherrill of the Robert and Ruby Priddy Charitable Trust bid farewell to the inaugural class of CC Scholars funded by the Trust. More than 250 people attended. Hester-Jane Cogswell '35, namesake of the Hester-Jane Butcher Scholarship that was established at the college by Eugene Shove, was one of several older alumni in attendance. Disability Services Program Receives Inaugural Gift Robert and Nancy Isham P ’07, ’09 of Chicago made a pledge of $50,000 toward CC’s Disability Services Program. The funds will go toward a variety of services and resources to help foster intellectual growth and engagement for students with a broad range of abilities, disabilities, reading levels, learning styles, native languages, cultures, and other characteristics. Students Return from First "Selig Course Abroad" Sociology Assistant Professor Wade Roberts and eight students in his Block 5 class, "Development and Underdevelopment in Africa," have returned from Sierra Leone. One of the course highlights was a discussion with U.S. Ambassador Peter Chaveas about the obstacles to political development, the politics of international aid, and other African issues. The course is the first to be funded through the Selig Fund for Global Study. Cornerstone Arts Center update Construction is picking up as spring weather comes to Colorado Springs. Check out the angled walls of the theater, one of seven areas going up, using CC's Web cam, http://www.ColoradoCollege.edu/welcome/webcam/constructioncam.asp. Better yet, come to campus and see the site for yourself! To date, the college has received more than $10 million in gifts, pledges, deferred gifts, gifts-in-kind for the $30 million building project.