2017 – 2018 saw a significant change for the Glen Oaks Community College Foundation (Foundation).  Pam Hughes who had served the Foundation as its Executive Director for six years chose to leave.  Pam is now enjoying spending more time with her family and traveling.  The Foundation is very grateful to Pam for her years of service and the growth she helped the Foundation achieve.

Vonda Marrow joined the Foundation as its new executive director.  Vonda brings over 15 years of nonprofit and fundraising experience to the position.  The Foundation Board of Directors has charged her with building on its legacy and moving the fundraising efforts forward.  A primary focus of this charge is to reconnect with alumni and friends of the College.

In addition to the executive director change, the Foundation raised over $147,000.  These donations were used to fund academic programs, like Agricultural Tech, Welding, Arts and Nursing program, and even help with capital needs, like our electronic sign on Shimmel Road.  The Foundation is very proud that for the 2018-2019 academic year we have awarded over $82,000 in scholarships to 73 students.

To move forward, we need your help. Here are four quick ways:

First, you can share this newsletter with your friends and family.  Encourage them to subscribe to receive future updates.  _______________

Second, you can update your alumni information by completing the form on our website https://www.glenoaks.edu/alumni-information-update-form/.

Three, consider becoming a member of the GOCC Foundation Board of Directors.  As a Board member you would be expected to help provide leadership in the running and business of the Foundation, be a financial contributor, help implement fundraising plans, including cultivating prospective donors and asking for contributions, and to represent and promote GOCC favorably in St. Joseph County and the region.  If you are interested, please contact Vonda Marrow, Executive Director vmarrow@glenoaks.edu or (269) 294-4384.


Finally, make a donation today.  You can make a donation online (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=GK6AXsePuXfYPx7f7gjTWFFLjS8-uwl3XJzxonGUpeGTHla7D788swI79RS-X8qPLlfE80&country.x=US&locale.x=US) or by mailing a check to:  GOCC Foundation, 62249 Shimmel Road, Centreville, MI 49032.