Concerned Livingston County residents are now supporting a Livingston County Scholarship Endowment Trust Fund, developed last year to support local students who have the ability and motivation to attain a higher education, but whose educational goals may be thwarted by financial concerns, announced Toni Ann Moore, chair of the Livingston Division of the Genesee Community College Foundation's annual campaign.
"Sometimes it takes only a relatively small amount of money to help retain a student in college. The student may have the tuition and fees covered but the textbook expenses may be higher than anticipated that is where our fund can step in," said Ms. Moore, who is a resident of Leicester and the chief clerk of Livingston County Surrogate's Court. "Retaining students in our county and training them to fill jobs crucial to our local workforce is essential to the health of our community."
Last year the Livingston County Endowment Fund was established through generous gifts and pledges from: FTT Manufacturing, Inc., Genesee Valley Penny Saver, Livingston County IDA, Livonia Area Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Geneseo, Mr. James H. Van Arsdale, Mr. L. Thomas Lynch, Mr. & Mrs. Roger (Sharon) Christiano, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas (Mary) Quinlan, Mr. & Mrs. Gary (Toni Ann) Moore.
Ms. Moore added, "It is my hope that residents, businesses and organizations will continue to be generous in supporting our students this year and in the years to come."
Gifts to the Livingston Scholarship Fund may be sent to the Genesee Community College Foundation, One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020. For further information call (585) 345-6809, write to the address above, or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Genesee Community College Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing service and support to Genesee Community College. Local business and civic leaders serve on the thirty-member board of directors. The Foundation, formed in the mid-eighties to provide philanthropic support to the College, provided 506 scholarships to Genesee students last year.