The Southeast Community College Foundation is nearing the two million dollar mark in scholarship support provided to students annually.
Former Southeast President Jack Huck, who works with the foundation, tells the SCC Board of Governors the foundation raised $1.24 million for scholarships last year and this year, has raised $1.93 million.
Huck points out the scholarship program grew by more than half a million dollars, even during a down period for investments.
“Basically, affiliated with the fact that the Stock Market was not the best Stock Market we’ve ever had the last year,” Huck says, adding, “We feel pretty good about that half million dollar increase under the economic conditions that we’ve been experiencing and obviously believe that that will start to tick upward, again.”
Huck says the college keeps in contact with over 44,000 SCC alumni and has urged them to “pay it forward” in a recent marketing campaign.
The SCC Foundation began in 1978, raising $1,000 its first year. It now has nearly $20 million in assets.
Doug Kennedy, KWBE, contributed to this story.