SCC Press Release

SCC Foundation Launches Annual Fund Drive

The Southeastern Community College Foundation has begun its annual fund drive.

Gifts to the SCC Foundation fund over 200 different scholarships and grants, and support a number of college endeavors. Donations can be designated or undesignated and can be used for scholarships, to support specific academic programs, or to improve facilities. Gifts of all sizes are included in the annual donor list of the college’s VISION newsletter mailed to nearly 60,000 people in the region.

“We really appreciate the hundreds of donors who responded to our 2011 annual fund drive. Every year, their generosity overwhelms me,” says SCC Foundation Executive Director Becky Rump.

For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, the SCC Foundation received $260,000 in contributions from individuals, organizations and businesses. Gifts and endowment earnings funded 241 scholarships and six college mini-grants to instructional programs.

Rump says that if not for the SCC Foundation, a number of students could not realize their goal of earning a college education, and that they take full advantage of their scholarships.

SCC student Vanessa Shearer says that the Foundation made all the difference in the world, “Not less than a year ago, my mother and I sat in our living room wondering how we were going to make my dream of becoming a nurse possible. I am very grateful for my scholarship.”

Fellow scholarship recipient Joel Wagenbach adds, “I have four siblings who all plan on attending college. Having to pay for all that is a large burden on my parents’ shoulders. I want to assure the SCC Foundation that their generosity will not go to waste. I will strive to do my very best in whatever I do.”

Contributions are gratefully received by the SCC Foundation, 1500 W. Agency Road, West Burlington, IA 52655. To inquire, contact Becky Rump, Executive Director, at (319) 208-5065 or at

To view the FY2011 simplified annual report, visit, click Vision Online.

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