CHADRON – The Chadron State Foundation’s annual Fall Fund Drive raised $101,984 for student scholarships and college programs in October. According to Jake Rissler, Chadron State Foundation Director of Development, more than 100 volunteers participated in the fund drive asking potential donors for contributions. The campus co-chairs were Shaunda French-Collins and Taylor Osmotherly. The community co-chairs were Gabby Michna and Trish Martens.
The Foundation annually recruits volunteers who are divided into 10 teams of college employees and 10 teams of community members. The volunteers are assigned contacts to request donations. Prizes are awarded to the top teams based on a point system.
The winning team on campus included Dr. Brittany Helmbrecht, chair, Dr. Dawn Brammer, Brenda Barry-Schommer, Alex Helmbrecht, John Murphy, and Dr. Lorie Hunn.
Members of the winning community team were: Clayton Riesen, chair, Pam Strotheide, Angela Harris, and Tammy Davies.
Students enrolled in French-Collins’ Communication Campaigns (CA 450) assisted by creating the theme and mark, radio ads, a press release, and conducting an analysis of the campaign for their final project.
Rissler said the volunteers and donors are integral to the effort.
“Despite a pandemic, our donors came through for us again. A sincere thank you to all the local businesses and individuals who donated to support the Fall Fund Drive this year. Thank you for supporting the life of CSC,” he said.
—CSC College Relations