Campaign for Success

By Natalie Wright

During the past 18 months, donors pledged more than $8 million to the Washtenaw Community College Foundation. This is the largest amount ever raised in a campaign at the college, according to a college news release.

The foundation’s funds benefit students through scholarships, student support services like childcare, transportation and tutoring, and to invest in new teaching methods and advanced technologies.

WCC President Rose Bellanca addressed donors at a news conference on Oct. 27.

“On behalf of the current and future students of WCC and our board of trustees, we are incredibly grateful to all who so generously gave of their time and resources to this incredible effort,” Bellanca said.

“What’s been incredible are the relationships that have been formed when reaching out to donors,” 2014 Foundation Chair Betsy Petosky said.

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