Campaign aiming for $60,000 to support deserving Wabash County students
WABASH, Ind. — Ivy Tech Community College’s Wabash Campus will cap its 2015 scholarship fund drive Friday, March 27, when it holds its annual Monopoly Game Night Scholarship Fundraiser at the Wabash County REMC building, 350 Wedcor Avenue in Wabash.
The family-friendly event begins at 6 p.m. and will feature Poole’s famous pulled-pork dinner, a silent auction, a dessert auction and a friendly one-hour Monopoly competition among friends and family at each table. Results of the fund drive, topped off by all proceeds from the Monopoly Game Night fundraiser, will be announced at the conclusion of the evening.
Ivy Tech Wabash officials announced late last year an effort to raise at least $60,000 to help deserving students at Ivy Tech’s Wabash Campus reach their educational goals. At that time, representatives of the Pauline Barker Educational Trust pledged the trust would match up to $20,000 in donations to the major scholarship fund drive.
“We are looking forward to a great Monopoly Night and revealing the results of this campaign,” said Pam Guthrie, executive director of the Wabash Campus. “With our tremendous campaign committee of Wabash County leaders, the support of the community has been amazing.”
The campaign has been headed up by a committee that includes Annalee Benedict, Dr. John (Hap) and Jane Dragoo, Howard Halderman and Jay Vandeburg, along with Guthrie, Ivy Tech faculty member Jerry Perkins, and Ivy Tech Kokomo Region Resource Development executive director Kelly Karickhoff. Chuck Huffman of the Trust Division at First Merchants Bank, representative of the Pauline Barker Educational Trust, said the matching grant continues the trust’s longtime support of Ivy Tech in Wabash County.
Tickets for the Monopoly Game Night fundraiser are $25 each and are available through the Ivy Tech website at www.ivytech.edu/kokomo/monopoly.html . For more information about Monopoly Game Night, call 260-563-8828.
For more information on the fund drive and opportunities to contribute, contact Guthrie at 260-563-8828, ext. 4302, or email@example.com or Karickhoff at 765-459-0561, ext. 296, or firstname.lastname@example.org .