Shoreline Community College Foundation raises a record $66,000 for scholarships

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Shoreline Community College scholarship recipients receive praise
at the 19th Annual Student Success Campaign Community Breakfast
Photo courtesy SCC

Shoreline Community College Foundation hosted its 19th Annual Student Success Campaign Community Breakfast on November 3, 2016 and raised a record $66,000 ($25,000 more than funds raised in any of the past 18 years).

Shoreline Community College Foundation is dedicated to increasing student access and success at Shoreline Community College and to advocating for students and the college. The breakfast is the Foundation’s primary fundraiser of the year to raise scholarships and emergency assistance funds for students in need.

Mary Brueggeman, Vice President of Advancement at the College and Executive Director of the Foundation, stated she is, “absolutely thrilled with the community support of the students who need assistance to realize their dream of a college education.”

Greg Olson, President of the Foundation Board of Directors, stated “I have seen firsthand the incredible difference our donors make in student’s lives with the scholarships and financial assistance we provide to students in need. Most often, the assistance is the difference between having to drop out of school and being able to continue to completion of their degree.”

Brueggeman and Olson attribute the event’s success to the tremendous community support through donations such as sponsorships and individual gifts. The non-profit offers three sponsorship levels with various degrees of recognition and promotion and table sponsorships.

The event is a community favorite and is described by others as one of the best attended, long-term events in the Shoreline and Lake Forest Park communities.

“We try to make it fun yet meaningful so the community knows what a difference they make to the students,” Brueggeman said. She stated the Foundation also receives invaluable support from the faculty, staff, administration, and Board of Trustees of the College.

The Foundation is already looking forward to next year’s event and asks that everyone mark their calendars for Thursday, November 2, 2017.

Donations can still be sent for this year’s campaign to: Shoreline Community College Foundation, 16101 Greenwood Avenue North, Shoreline, WA 98133.

Founded in 1964 with leadership from the Shoreline School District and on land acquired with the help from the Boeing family, Shoreline Community College offers more than 100 excellent academic and professional/technical programs.


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