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Horizon Bank selects Glen Oaks Community College Foundation to receive donation

Horizon Bank recently donated $2,500 to the Glen Oaks Community College Foundation.  The donation will be used to provide scholarships to students as they pursue their educational dreams.

Presenter Jeff Gatton, Horizon Bank market president, So MI & N Central IN, shared that “Horizon Bank has supported the GOCC Foundation for many years.  Our corporate philosophy is to assist with the growth and prosperity of our service area, not only through serving your community banking needs, but also as a leader in corporate philanthropy, volunteerism, and helping to meet unfulfilled community needs.”

Foundation President Phyllis Youga, while accepting the donation said “The Foundation is grateful to Horizon Bank for this donation.  Our purpose is to help students achieve degrees and certificates from GOCC.  The Foundation Board members understand that financial constraints are often the main reason students do not go to College.  We want to help students meet the financial need.  We are very appreciative of this community and the financial support we receive each year.”

For the 2019-2020 academic year, the Foundation was able to award over $69,000 to 70 students.  Students receiving scholarships are pursuing degrees and certificates in business, nursing, health and human services, agriculture, computer science, communications, arts, general studies, manufacturing and industrial technology.

For information on how to donate, contact Vonda Marrow, executive director, GOCC Foundation, (269) 294-4384 or vmarrow@glenoaks.edu.