The proceeds from the 2015 Big Doe Hunt benefited the Shelton State Foundation. Competitors supported the Foundation by purchasing a ticket to participate in the hunt, while corporate and local sponsors provided support through donations.
Bev Leigh, one of the project’s coordinators, gave credit to all.
“The public perception of young people pursuing and achieving a degree is powerful,” Leigh said.”Once we made contact with potential donors and told them the proceeds of this fundraiser would fund scholarships for deserving students who might not otherwise be able to go on to higher education, we did not have a single declination.”
Shannon Chandler, Shelton State’s Director of Development, echoed Leigh’s praise.
“The outpouring of support from our community and sponsors was overwhelming,” she said. “The funds raised through this event will provide opportunities for numerous students. We are proud of the way this paralleled the mission of the Foundation.”
The Shelton State Foundation provides scholarships for deserving students and financial support for the College. Plans are currently underway for future fundraising projects to promote academic and institutional priorities.
For more information on the Foundation, visit sheltonstate.edu.
Photo: Porfirio Solorzano