SAILING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
The Central Lakes College Foundation and Destiny Cruises is hosting "Sailing for ScholarSHIPS" to benefit CLC students. The fundraiser will take place on Thursday, June 26 (7:00pm - 9:00pm) and the ship departs from Ernie's on Gull Lake. Tickets are $50 per person, which includes a delicious dessert. A wine and beer silent-auction will take place on board. To reserve your ticket, please call 218-855-8129 or email email@example.com.
ANNUAL REPORT 2013
The Central Lakes College Foundation has published and distributed its first annual report. A list of our donors who made a contribution during the fiscal year are included. Please take a moment to review the document and feel free to share your thoughts and opinions with us.
CLC Foundation's Annual Report
Over the past 12 months, Central Lakes College Foundation has been discussing and analyzing its interest in building, owning, and managing student housing. The decision to move forward with the project was approved by the Board of Directors during the annual meeting. A building committee was recently identified and consists of Foundation board members Barb Anderson (President), Brian Kirkpatrick (Past President), Brad Person (Secretary), Tracie McFarlin (Treasurer), Larry Lundblad (CLC President), John Ohlin, Tom Reek, and Kevin Donnay. The building committee has been meeting once a week to further research, analyze, and make decisions related to student housing. The student housing project will help attract and retain CLC students. It also has the potential to annually finance additional scholarships, college projects, and provide unrestricted funds.
ANNUAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING HELD
The Central Lakes College Foundation held its annual board of directors meeting on October 23, 2013 at CLC's Brainerd Campus. A moment of silence was observed in memory of Dr. Jerome Poland who served on the board from 2004 to 2013. The following retired from the Foundation Board of Directors after several years of volunteer service: John Pecarich, Marjorie Nolan, Patrick Spradlin, and Ryan Luft. Their passion for the Foundation's mission and the students of Central Lakes College will be greatly missed. New members that will begin a three-year term on the Board of Directors in January of 2014 include Kevin Donnay, Nathan Hamilton, Steve Wenzl, and Jeff Wig. Election of officers took place with the following results: Barbara Anderson will serve as president and Pam O'Rourke will serve as vice president. Also, in attendance were retired board members Dick Ashmun, Arnie Johnson, LaVonne Danzl, Mark Wheeler, Lani Roberts, and Tom Kotula.
THE STEVEN C. AMY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 marked the 40 year anniversary of Steven C. Amy’s death, as a result of a tragic car accident. Since 1974, a scholarship has been awarded to a Pine River High School student in honor of Steven C. Amy. As a tribute to her brother, Alison Amy Stephens has begun a 1 year fundraising campaign to grow his scholarship fund. Her goal is to increase – perhaps even double – the amount that can be awarded each year to a deserving student demonstrating financial need and who, through his or her application and references, reflects the qualities and values Steven held true – creativity, passion, work ethic, equality, and, of course, humor. Please contact the Central Lakes College Foundation to learn more about the Steven C. Amy Scholarship Fund or to make a tax-deductible donation. Your gift this year will continue to give voice to his heart.