Edward Jones Pledges $2,000 in Support of Fulton Colleges Fund
|7/28/2011||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
The Fulton Colleges Fund Board of Associates has awarded a total of $44,000 in scholarships to Callaway County students attending either Westminster College or William Woods University this fall.
Soon the drive to raise funds for 2012 scholarships will kick off. Edward Jones of Fulton is showing its support for the Fulton Colleges Fund Drive by pledging a $2,000 lead gift, setting the stage for a successful drive.
Organizers will begin the 2011 Fulton Colleges Fund Drive Tuesday (Aug. 9), with an 8 a.m. breakfast for volunteers in Aldridge Recreation Center at William Woods University. Volunteers will report their results Aug. 12 at a noon lunch at Mueller Leadership Center on the Westminster College campus.
Volunteers will call on area businesses and individuals during the week. Their goal is to raise as much money as possible to benefit Callaway County students who attend Westminster or William Woods.
For 44 years, the Board of Associates has connected Callaway County with William Woods University and Westminster College by providing hundreds of scholarships that have enabled local students to attend the two institutions.
In a continuing effort to provide assistance to students in Callaway County, the Board of Associates has increased the number of scholarships it provides. This year they offered 20 scholarships, totaling $44,000.
“The monies generated from the Fulton Colleges Fund Drive assist in bridging the gap to higher education for Callaway County high school students,” Jennifer Brady, 2011 Fulton Colleges Board of Associates president and a financial advisor at Edward Jones, said.
“The value of education is reinforced by our generous donors to this drive. The Fulton Colleges Board of Associates appreciates the support of our community in this most important endeavor.”
The Fulton Board of Associates has sponsored an annual fund drive to secure local support for Westminster and William Woods since the fall of 1967. Each year more than 90 volunteers lend their time, calling on businesses and individual contributors.
Very few communities of comparable size show this type of dedication and commitment. The money raised is divided equally between the two institutions, and the gifts help fund scholarships for outstanding students in Callaway County.
Students receiving scholarships at William Woods University for 2011-2012 are: Paige Baysinger, Samuel Binkley, Brittany Clingman, Jacob Harrison, Stormey Hug, Symone Hurd, Tim Long, Elaine Merciel, Molly Nichols and Megan Stieferman.
Scholarship recipients for Westminster College are: Thomas Cunningham, Rachel Davis, Kristen Dungan, Morgan Brown Emmons, Joseph Garwood, John Johnson, James Jones, Andrew Rodriguez, Dillon Williams and Mariah Zahnter.
Contributions of any amount are welcome for the Fulton Colleges Fund. In addition anyone can join the Fulton Colleges Board of Associates. Dues are $40 for a single membership or $75 per couple. For more information, contact Brenda Foster at William Woods (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jeni.Whittington at Westminster (email@example.com).
To be considered for the scholarships in coming years, Callaway County students must be accepted to Westminster College or William Woods University and meet all appropriate scholarship criteria.
Students interested in applying for the Fulton Colleges Board of Associates Scholarship should contact Allison Bornhauser at William Woods University (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Aimee Bristow at Westminster College (aimee.bristow @westminster-mo.edu) Scholarships are awarded in the spring for the following fall.
Jennifer Brady, 2011 Fulton Colleges Board of Associates president