News & Events Scholarship luncheon will honor students/donors

The Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) Foundation’s annual scholarship luncheon will be held on Wednesday, Apr. 5, 2017. The event honora scholarship recipients and donors of 2016-17. Scholarship recipients, foundation staff, foundation and college board members and donors gather for a lunch of sandwiches, salad, fruit salad, chips and lemonade, with brownies and lemon bars for dessert. Lunch will be followed by a six-speaker lineup, each highlighting achievements of the scholarship program.

Stephanie Hoppe, CGCC Foundation director, will be the opening presenter. She will welcome all attendees and speak of donor appreciation. Hoppe. CGCC Foundation board president, Martha Capovilla, will continue the luncheon program with a presentation about the scholarship process, including donation handling, application processing, interviewing and scholarship awarding. For 2016-2017, more than $135,00 were awarded to 60 students enrolled in programs, such as renewable energy technology, nursing, early education and family studies, Oregon transfer degrees and others.

Three 2015-2016 scholarship recipients will be selected to share their scholarship success stories at the event. Dr. Frank Toda, CGCC president, will conclude the program by acknowledging the three student speakers and thank them for being students with the passion to move forward with their dreams. Dr. Toda will emphasize that everyone at the luncheon is a part of student success.

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