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Foundation Annual Campaign Celebration 2016

June 8, 2016 – (DENISON, TX) During the annual campaign celebration held at the T.V. Munson Center on Jun. 8, Grayson College Foundation announced that volunteers not only met the $360,000 annual goal but exceeded it, raising a total of $523,298 to support Grayson College and students.

“Just a few weeks ago, we graduated over 1,000 students, and that success would not have been possible without the generosity of the people in this room tonight,” said Dr. Jeremy McMillen, Grayson College President as he addressed the attendees. “Student scholarships create a ripple effect that benefits our entire region, and you are helping to create an environment that will continue to pay dividends for years to come.”

Campaign co-chairs Mack and Sandra Broiles and Don and Laura Dapkus spearheaded the fundraising activities, which broke all previous records for annual campaign dollars.

“We could not have done it without the help of all of the team leaders and volunteers,” said Mack Broiles as he asked everyone in attendance to stand up and give themselves a pat on the back.

Team leaders were T.R. Fletcher from Whitesboro, Jim and Cyndi Fry from Sherman, Lyn Jostes from Sherman, Alan and Bridget Renfroe from Bells/Savoy, Rad Richardson from Sherman, Phil and Betty Roether from Pottsboro, Ross and Sharon Rolirad from Denison, Kris Spiegel from Denison, Charles Holloway from Tioga, Russell Petty from Gunter, Amy Shaw from Whitewright and Sue-Lynn Voigt from Van Alstyne.

In addition to the overall campaign total, $5,570 was raised to support a special program to provide gap funding for military veterans attending Grayson College. Broiles explained that funds can be used for everything from books to medical expenses.

Betty Roether, Grayson College Foundation board president, also thanked all volunteers and donors and announced that Ross and Sharon Rolirad would serve as the 2017-2018 Supporting the Dream Annual Campaign Chairs.

Annual campaign funds are typically used to fund scholarships, faculty enrichment and priority funding needs of the college. For more information on how you can help with the annual campaign, contact the Grayson College Foundation at (903) 463-8717.