On Tuesday, March 17, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., on the first floor of the Student Center, students will be able to purchase tickets, two for $1, for root beer floats, cookie decorating, bead necklaces and clover-grams. Proceeds go to WCC’s campaign for the United Way. http://www.unitedway.org
College fundraiser scores a birdie
Robert ConradiWASHTENAW VOICE
The Annual Jerry Jernigan Memorial Golf Outing on Aug. 16 raised more than $80,000 for the Washtenaw Community College Foundation, surpassing the 2009 fundraiser by 20 percent. The exact amount of money raised was still being calculated at press time.
“All money raised from events is unrestricted, so that allows us to fill in for scholarships and books and grants for faculty that help students in their classes. It offers us the ability to fill all the holes,” said Rose Bailey, WCC’s corporate relations and special events coordinator.
After paying for a day of golf at Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center in Plymouth, all 168 participants donated anywhere from $35 to $5,000. Bailey said that Fox Hills was chosen due to its size.
“For numerous years, we were selling out the Washtenaw Country Club,” she said. “This gave us an opportunity to grow.”
And grow they did; the event gained seven additional teams, which is where Bailey thinks the additional 20 percent came from.
WCC had three teams of its own. President Larry Whitworth and members of the college’s board of trustees made up one, the WCC Financial Aid Department made up another and Information Services provided a third.
Though they made an appearance, none of the WCC teams placed among the winners. On the Golden Fox course, United Bank and Trust won with a low team score of 58, while Bank of Ann Arbor took second with 60. American Interiors, KI and Duro-LAST roofing made up the winning team on the Fox Classic course with a score of 62.