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Culpeper Times • April 27-May 3, 2017
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Dr. David A. Sam attended his final Scholarship Monte Carlo Night as president of Germanna Saturday night. He retires at the end of June. IN BRIEF
Monte Carlo Night raises record $275,000
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Over 150 participating nonprofits!
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Nonprofits benefit from each donation, a $100,000 bonus pool from the PATH Foundation and $30,000 in prizes from our community partners. Sponsored by Northern Piedmont Community Foundation
Thank you To our generous sponsors:
The Greve Foundation
FROM The NORTheRN PieDMONT COMMuNiTy FOuNDaTiON:
Doeller Family Fund • The Red Oak Fund • Rodgers Family Foundation Nancy N. & Michael D. Baudhuin Foundation • Linda & William Dietel Fund iN-KiND SPONSORS RUNAMOK
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The Germanna Community College Educational Foundation's 23rd annual Scholarship Monte Carlo Night set a fundraising record Saturday night at the Daniel Technology Center in Culpeper, raising $275,000 for scholarships for GCC students. The total smashed last year's record of $220,000. "When I tell presidents of other community colleges across the country how much this event raises, they go from disbelief to envy," Germanna President David A. Sam told a crowd of about 200. "The purpose of this event is to give students the resources they need to get an education," said Culpeper businessman and GCCEF Board member Joe Daniel, who has been the driving force behind the event. "The people who get this aid need it and it's last-dollar resources. This money truly is used to push these students over the top." Daniel told the crowd about Alisa Myers, who will graduate from the Germanna Scholars program on May 5 and has already been accepted to Shenandoah University's
pharmacology program. Myers has said she wants to come back to Culpeper to put the skills she gains to use helping the community. "She's just one of the many success stories," Daniel said. "You ought to go to a Germanna graduation," he added. "It's one of the most uplifting experiences you will ever have. You will have parents and children, children and grandparents, graduate together." This was the final Monte Carlo Night for Sam, as president of GCC. He will retire at the end of June after more than a decade of leadership. His successor will be Janet Gullickson, who had been president of Spokane (Wash.) Community College, but Sam said it won't be the last he and his wife Linda Zachmann Sam attend-that they plan to continue supporting GCC. "Our hearts will always be with Germanna," he said. "All of those of you who supported Germanna through the Great Recession, I thank you, and so do our students," Sam said. "I know you will continue to support Germanna in this event and others as Janet Gullickson-who is, I'm happy to say, our first female president--comes in." ➤ See Briefs, Page 11
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