Employees for Student Success Campaign shows a lot of love!
On March 21, 2017, the Hartnell College Foundation celebrated the amazing results of the Employees for Student Success 2017 Campaign. The Committee set out an ambitious goal of $100,000.00 in payroll deductions or check donations from Hartnell employees, plus to secure 200 employee donors for 2017. The results were better than expected! The Campaign exceeded the goal and received $104,356.00 in pledges plus 208 employees signed on as donors!
I cannot express enough how proud I am of my colleagues at Hartnell. They really do have the students’ interests at heart. At the presentation and celebration of this important campaign, VP of Advancement and Development, Jackie Cruz shared in the importance of this annual campaign. The money goes to student scholarships, programs, and emergency scholarship fund.
Two students were there to give testimony of the transformative nature of Employee Giving. WELI Scholar Araceli Anaya and MILE Scholar Israel Perez both shared how much they appreciate employee giving and how it has affected their lives. They spoke of opportunity and engagement that they would not otherwise be exposed to if it wasn’t for special programs and scholarships funded by the college and supported by employees.
I have yet to find another college that has such a strong annual campaign. It was a great time to celebrate our employees and students with cake, sparkling cider, and balloons! Here’s to raising the bar once again next year!