By Shelly Rockman, Faribault Foundation Director Shelly_Rockman

It's official! The Foundation surpassed its fund drive goal of $135,000! This annual effort, led this past year by fund drive chair Kristen Koch of Treadway Graphics, has raised over $140,000!

A celebration of this hard work and the generosity of the community took place on Monday, April 29th when students were recognized for their hard work and accomplishments with scholarship awards totaling over $100,000 for 2013-14. Around 330 people were in attendance for the event held at the American Legion Hall in Faribault. Students, their guests, and the scholarship representatives and family members filled the hall as 43 scholarship donors presented 126 scholarships to 120 students.

Several new scholarships were awarded for the first time: Harry Brown Family Endowment, Jean & Paul Gillis Endowment and Gertrude A. Beaupre Memorial Scholarships.

The Foundation continues to receive outstanding support from the SCC community and the businesses and individuals surrounding the Faribault campus. Thank you for all you have done to support the Foundation!