RAINY RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1501 HIGHWAY 71
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MINNESOTA 56649
RELEASE DATE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SUBJECT: Local Businesses Support the Rainy River Community College Foundation
CONTACT: Rainy River Community College Foundation | 218-285-2205
The Rainy River Community College Foundation thanks the many local businesses and individuals that donated to the Foundation’s scholarship fund through the anticipated Golf & Social event that was to take place in August. The mission of the Foundation is “to invest in student success and our community’s future through scholarships and college development”. This mission would not be possible without the support of the local community and businesses, including but not limited to, Packaging Corporation of America, TruStar, Border Bank, Bremer Bank, Shannon’s, Inc., and City Drug.
Anne Homkes, Interim Foundation Executive Director, shared, “While the Foundation Board was disappointed to cancel the annual Golf & Social event this year, we appreciate and are humbled by how many businesses and individuals were still eager to support the Foundation’s mission to invest in our amazing students. The Foundation recognizes that many people in our community are still recovering from the economic impacts of COVID-19. Their support is not taken for granted.”
Despite the cancellation of the Golf & Social, the Foundation was able to raise almost $10,000 to add to the General Scholarships Fund. The Rainy River Community College Foundation awards up to $200,000 in scholarships each academic year.
The Foundation Board is looking forward to next year’s golf event in June of 2022.