Batavia, New York-– Backed by research indicating that a majority of students who graduate from Genesee Community College remain in the region, the Genesee Community College Foundation kicked off its Livingston County Campaign today, aiming to ensure that quality higher education remains an affordable investment.
Livingston County Campaign chairman Bob Savage, President and Founder of WYSL Radio and a member of the foundation board, says GCC is a key resource in the community, providing “a great value for students and their families. Don’t toss that fund drive letter…please dig deep and give generously. In times like this, affordable higher education is more important than ever.”
Research shows that students who study close to their home tend to remain in the area and build their lives there, and that is especially true for GCC alumni, with 70 percent choosing to remain in the area, providing a foundation for the region’s future business and community leaders.
GCC offers access to students with two campuses in Livingston County: Dansville and Lima.
Board member and 1972 GCC graduate Monica Hale Dawson of Shepard, Maxwell and Hale Insurance and co-chair of this year’s campaign, thanks everyone in Livingston County for their support of the Foundation’s scholarship program.
The Genesee Community College Foundation was initiated in the mid 1980’s as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing service and support to the college. Its 30-member board of directors is comprised of business and civic leaders, and funds raised support student scholarships and grants.
Contributions may be sent to the GCC Foundation, One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020. For more information, please contact the Foundation at (585) 343-0055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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