Wyoming Division of the Genesee Community College Foundation Campaign in Full Swing Under Martin Griffith

Martin Griffith of Arcade, Senior Vice President, Wyoming County Bank, leads the Wyoming Division of the annual campaign of Genesee Community College Foundation. With the title Our Best Investment, the annual campaign reflects the desire to support the local economy by training the area workforce and promoting excellence in the classroom through scholarship incentives to students who have a potential for high academic achievement.

"The economic impact of the presence of the College in our region is estimated at over $58 million," said Griffith, as he elaborated on the campaign theme, Our Best Investment. "President Scholarships are awarded to excellent students to raise the level of instruction in the classroom and with the hope that eventually these students will settle in the Wyoming County region."

For fall 2004, nine of 28 President Scholarship recipients were from Wyoming County High Schools. In the past academic year a total of 506 scholarships were awarded $197,732.

Mr. Griffith is an active board member of the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce, and 2004-2005 President of the Wyoming Foundation. He also serves on the Executive Committee for Warsaw YMCA, is active in the United Way campaign for Wyoming County; serves on the Arcade Community Revolving Loan Fund loan committee. He served on the board and was president of the Arcade Area Chamber of Commerce and was a past member of the Arcade Downtown Revitalization Committee. The Genesee Community College Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing service and support to Genesee Community College. A 29 member board of directors comprised of business and civic leaders guide it. The Foundation was formed in the mid-1980s to provide philanthropic support to the College. Gifts to the campaign may be sent to the Genesee Community College Foundation, One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020. For further information call (585) 345-6809 or foundation@genesee.edu.

Please note: A photograph of Martin Griffith, chairperson of the Wyoming Division of Genesee Community College Foundation's annual campaign is available at:http://marketing.genesee.edu/images/Martin Griffith.jpg

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