Shelly_RockmanThe Faribault Campus Foundation’s 2011-12 annual fund drive has raised nearly $86,000 toward the goal of $115,000. To add to the fund drive, the Foundation is holding an on-line auction in cooperation with the Mankato Campus Foundation.

Auction items have been donated by both long-time and first-time supporters. A wide array of items, services and unique experiences can be found at www.biddingforgood.com/scc. The auction is open now and will close February 9.

The Foundation Board of Directors approved a two-year strategic plan at its December meeting. This is the first of its kind for the Foundation. After examining five years of data on scholarship awards and sources of revenue, the Strategic Planning Committee set measureable goals to expand the donor base and fundraising strategies in order to increase net assets and endowment funds. The Foundation will also be working to increase its public profile.

The Foundation is gearing up for the next round of scholarship awards and applications are being accepted now for the 2012-13 academic year. The deadline is March 2, 2012 and the application is on the SCC website. The application process has been changed to make it more user-friendly for students. Please encourage students to apply.