Education foundation announces 2016 fund-raising campaign

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NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen Education Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of its 2016 fund-raising campaign to generate scholarship money for graduates of New Bremen High School. In the first year of operation, the foundation awarded seven academic scholarships.

In 2015, the foundation awarded eighty-two scholarships totaling approximately $73,760. The Education Foundation Trustees invite individuals, businesses, and organizations to consider a contribution to this worthy cause. The amount of each donation may remain confidential; however the names of all donors will be released during the scholarship presentation at graduation unless requested otherwise.

There are two different types of donations. The first is an annual contribution, all of which is distributed as scholarship monies to this year’s recipients. Secondly, donors of large sums of cash, stocks, or bonds may specify their gift as a Perpetual Donation. These donations are invested with only the interest being distributed each year. The names of individuals or groups who make perpetual donations are included on the donor list every year following the donation.

Any group or individual interested in making a contribution should contact Jeff McCollum, the Foundation Treasurer, at First National Bank (629-2761) by April 15, 2016. All contributions are tax deductible.

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