New Bremen announces scholarship

Staff report

NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen Education Foundation has announced the opening of its 2018 fundraising 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 2017, the foundation awarded 75 scholarships totaling approximately $74,500. 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. The second allows donors of large sums of cash, stocks, or bonds to 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 567-286-0391, by April 15. All contributions are tax deductible.

Staff report