DSCC Annual Fund campaign reaches the $1.1 million mark
Posted: Thursday, August 25, 2011 1:41 pm
The Messenger 08.24.11
The pledges are in, the donations received and the final tally shows the efforts of the DSCC Annual Fund campaign committee has achieved a record high in donations for Dyersburg State Community College.
The 2010-11 campaign was led by Dyersburg resident and Gibson County native Tommy Allmon.
Altogether, $1,155,471 was raised — almost $38,000 more than the 2010-11 campaign.
“In a tough economy, raising this amount of money is a great accomplishment. I, along with all those at the college who will benefit from this generosity, appreciate the dedicated work of the Annual Fund campaign committee. We will put this money to work for our students, our faculty and staff. By doing this, all West Tennessee will benefit,” DSCC President Karen Bowyer said.
The DSCC Annual Fund was established in 1985 and Ed Lannom Jr. served as its first chair. Each year since 1985, the volunteers have conducted an Annual Fund campaign to raise money for scholarships and academic and capital needs.
During the past 27 years, over $14 million has been raised.
The money has been invested in this region — mainly for scholarships and academic programs. Currently, over 300 DSCC students receive assistance from the Annual Fund.
To learn more or to donate to the Annual Fund campaign, contact DSCC Vice President for Institutional Advancement Youlanda Jones-Wilcox at (731) 286-3346.