By Shelly Rockman, Faribault Foundation Director

Shelly_RockmanThe Faribault Campus Foundation’s 2011-12 annual fund drive has raised nearly $91,600 toward the goal of $115,000. To supplement the fund drive, the Foundation participated in an on-line auction in cooperation with the Mankato Campus Foundation. This was the Foundation’s first attempt at a fund-raising event outside the annual fund drive and it has been deemed a success. The Fund Drive team, led by Chris Nelson, contributed 51 items to the auction.

The Foundation has proudly supported the Faribault campus machining program for many years with scholarships and tool boxes for students. Thanks to the generosity of area manufacturers, the Foundation is continuing the tradition of giving a Kennedy tool box to every student who successfully completes the Right Skills Now program on the Faribault campus.

Students from the Right Skills Now Faribault campus program gathered for a picture and to receive their Kennedy tool boxes provided by the Faribault Campus Foundation.