Join the LBCC Foundation for GIVE DAY on May 12th
Goal to Raise Critical Dollars for Student Scholarships and COVID-19 Emergency Relief
* June 2021 note: This event raised $43,208 for LBCC students and programs. Thank you to our generous community members and organizations for your show of support! We couldn't do all that we do without you.
Members of the Board of the Linn-Benton Community College Foundation invite you to join them on May 12th for an extraordinary, 24-hour giving effort for COVID-19 relief and recovery for LBCC students and programs.
On this day, LBCC faculty, staff, and administration will lead the community in raising funds for the students who will become the Willamette Valley’s future healthcare workers, technicians, and business leaders. Volunteer "champions" will host several challenges throughout the day to build excitement and to spur additional giving.
“The power of Roadrunner unity was apparent last year, during our inaugural Give Day - we raised more than $22,000 in 24 hours. I’m excited to see what we can accomplish again as a unified community,” said Jennifer Boehmer, executive director of LBCC institutional Advancement. “Especially in times like these, our community has historically rallied together to support students.”
That inaugural Give Day effort also resulted in a 2020 gold Paragon Award from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations, beating out all other applicants from across the U.S. and Canada.
LBCC Give Day will be an online campaign that will run on a special Give Day platform. Donors can support the targeted emergency fund with a gift of any amount or give directly to any of the funds they feel most passionate about, benefiting numerous programs and scholarships at Linn-Benton Community College.
“We hope to inspire our local community to action and generosity. LBCC students need our support now more than ever before,” said Andrew Wynings, Director of Development and Operations for the LBCC Foundation.
The most recent round of scholarship applications at LBCC resulted in 535 applicants for just 148 scholarships, showing that student need continues to outpace dollars, even though the LBCC Foundation awarded its largest total amount of scholarships in a single round - just over $400,000.
“The need is great right now. Students have struggled but they have definitely persevered through this pandemic. They deserve this,” said Linnea Everts, LBCC Scholarship Coordinator.
Early gifts can be made on the Give Day website at linnbenton.edu/giveday
Donors will be able to choose among these and many other funds: Education Fund for Greatest Need; Roadrunner Student Emergency Fund; Student Scholarship General Fund; Community Education Scholarship; Ed and Mary Watson Athletic Program Endowment; Greg and Rita Hamann Freedom Endowment; Health Occupations Scholarship; Heavy Equipment/Diesel Technology Program Fund; Horse Management Fund; Joseph Novak Memorial Scholarship for Industrial Arts/Vocational Education; LBCC Veterans Support Fund; Performing Arts Music Fund; Ron Mason Scholarship for Math, Engineering and Physics; Shelly Garett Memorial Scholarship for Linn County Students.