Aims Foundation reaches $4 million campaign goalSubmitted on: 12-02-2010
The Aims Community College Foundation successfully completed its Building for Tomorrow Today campaign, raising more than $4 million in five years. The campaign provides funds for capital improvements, program enhancement and scholarship support. "At a time of when finances are tight for everyone, it is humbling and gratifying to know that so many of our community members support our college's mission of affordable and accessible education," said Aims Community College President Marsi Liddell. Gifts made during the campaign have helped fund construction of the Aims Automotive & Technology Center and the Allied Health & Sciences building. Additionally, the campaign raised funds for new scholarships. For example, College Promise was established by local businessman Scott Ehrlich to provide Greeley-Evans School District 6 graduates with guaranteed funding for their first year at Aims, provided the student meets the attendance, behavior and grade point average requirements. "The successful completion of the Building for Tomorrow Today campaign is a testament to the widespread support of Aims throughout Northern Colorado," said Aims Foundation Director Julie Buderus. "Investments made during the past five years of this campaign have enabled us to provide opportunities that otherwise would not have been available." Because Aims is a local taxing district, the college is not eligible to receive state funding for capital construction, making local support even more critical. "We have students between the ages of 16 to 60 who are choosing Aims," said Aims Chief Academic Dean Donna Souther. "Some of the younger students are still in high school, earning credit toward both their high school diploma and a college degree or certificate. Some of our nontraditional students are veterans or those who lost their jobs during the recent recession, so it's easy to see how beneficial we are to the entire community." If you have questions about the College Promise scholarship program or gifts to Aims, please contact Julie Buderus at (970) 339-6583.
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