Shoreline Community College Foundation hosted its 19th Annual Student Success Campaign Community Breakfast in the College Dining Room on Nov. 3, 2016 and raised a record $66,000. This is the Foundation’s primary fundraiser of the year to raise support for student financial assistance and scholarships. The funds raised this year were $25,000 more than funds raised in any of the past 18 years.
Shoreline Community College Foundation is dedicated to increasing student access and success at Shoreline Community College and to advocating for students and the college. Mary Brueggeman, VP of Advancement at the College and Executive Director of the Foundation, stated she is “absolutely thrilled with the community support of the students who need assistance to realize their dream of a college education”.
Greg Olson, President of the Foundation Board of Directors, stated “I have seen firsthand the incredible difference our donors make in student’s lives with the scholarships and financial assistance we provide to students in need. Most often, the assistance is the difference between having to drop out of school and being able to continue to completion of their degree”.
Brueggeman and Olson attribute the event’s success to the tremendous community support through donations such as sponsorships and individual gifts. The non-profit offers three sponsorship levels with various degrees of recognition and promotion and table sponsorships. “Attendance was good, but we can fit a few more tables in the room,” stated Brueggeman.
The event is a community favorite and is described by others as one of the best attended, long-term events in the Shoreline and Lake Forest Park communities. “We try to make it fun yet meaningful so the community knows what a difference they make to the students,” Brueggeman said. She stated the Foundation also receives invaluable support from the faculty, staff, administration, and Board of Trustees of the College.
The Foundation is already looking forward to next year’s event and asks that everyone mark their calendars for Thurs., Nov. 2, 2017. Donations can still be sent for this year’s campaign to:
Shoreline Community College Foundation
16101 Greenwood Avenue North,
Shoreline, WA 98133
Donations can also still be made online at www.shoreline.edu/foundation.