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  • Anonymous donor pledges $500,000 to SC4, bringing capital campaign total to nearly $2.2 million

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013
    An anonymous donor has pledged $500,000 to St. Clair County Community College’s “All Aboard: Campaign for Talent, Technology and Tomorrow” to establish a scholarship fund and complete a historic renovation of a lecture hall in the Main Building.MB 312 renderting

    The overall campaign has now raised nearly $2.2 million to date, including $1,487,277.21 for scholarships, far exceeding its goal.

    SC4 and the SC4 Foundation launched the two-year, $1 million campaign Nov. 1, 2011, to raise money for student scholarships and five capital projects. It officially closes Dec. 31.

    “We are very fortunate to have such a generous community, board, faculty and staff who want to make a positive difference in students’ lives and in the Blue Water Area,” said David Goetze, SC4 director of college advancement and alumni relations. “The outpouring of support has been tremendous, and has allowed us not only to complete capital projects, but to add nearly $1.5 million in new scholarships.” 

    The new scholarship will be for students who graduated high school with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better. Preference will be given to students from St. Clair County. The scholarship award may vary up to $3,500 annually and may be renewed if the student maintains a 2.5 or better grade point average.

    The historical renovation of Room 312 of the Main Building will reveal the room’s high ceiling and associated architectural details, as well as add historical-period-style lighting, small auditorium-style furniture and state-of-the art technology for teaching and learning.

    The college has previously completed three capital projects funded by the campaign, including the McMorran Greenway and Street Closure, Fifth Third Bank Campus Innovation Center and expansions to the Nasr Natural Science Museum.

    The SC4 Foundation was chartered in 1963 by a group of visionary business and community leaders as a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting St. Clair County Community College in developing its educational programs and expanding its facilities.

    For more information about the All Aboard: Campaign for Talent, Technology and Tomorrow, or to make a donation or pledge, visit www.sc4.edu/donate or contact David P. Goetze, SC4’s director of college advancement and alumni relations, at (810) 989-5761 or dpgoetze@sc4.edu.

    To see a list of SC4 scholarships and to apply, visit www.sc4.edu/money.