WNCC Foundation kicks off annual fundraising campaign

The Western Nebraska Community College Foundation will kick off its annual fundraising campaign today, March 7th, with a kick-off luncheon for volunteers that will begin at noon in the Harms Advanced Technology Center.

The goal of the campaign is to raise $135,000 for the annual fund, which supports Foundation operations as well as providing unrestricted funds to support WNCC student, faculty, and facilities needs at all three WNCC campuses.

"Private funding is absolutely essential to Western Nebraska Community College and its students," commented Dayle Wallien, Foundation executive director. "Many WNCC students couldn't afford higher education without the scholarships that they receive through the Foundation. Last year, the Foundation was able to give over $370,000 in scholarships to WNCC students at the Alliance, Scottsbluff, and Sidney campuses."

Wallien noted that communities in western Nebraska have a strong history of supporting WNCC. "WNCC is a critical component of the Panhandle, and our constituents recognize that their contributions are a great investment in the future of our western Nebraska communities."

WNCC President Dr. Todd Holcomb and Patty Winkler are the campaign co-chairs. Already a record 60 people have volunteered.

Those wishing to donate to the Foundation or to volunteer to assist with the campaign should call the Foundation at 308.630.6550.

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