"Building on Tradition – Forging the Future"
The Academic Enrichment Fund Campaign (AEF) is an annual appeal for private charitable support to provide the extra resources necessary for academic scholarships and program enhancements. This campaign, conducted during the month of March, is carried out as a direct mail solicitation of college vendors, previous donors and potential new donors.
The letter sent out in the direct mail campaign is written by the campaign co-chairs. They share their reasons for involvement and the importance of supporting Barton Community College. Each letter also contains a donation form, so donors may designate how they wish their gift to be used (scholarships, a specific department, endowments etc.). If no designation is indicated the funds go into the general fund of the AEF and are used as previously mentioned for scholarship and program enhancements. Many of the donors who support annually funded scholarships use the AEF Campaign as the vehicle for those donations. Although this campaign is the focus of philanthropic giving for the month of March, donations and pledges are received for an entire year, giving the donor flexibility as to when they wish to make their donation. Our campaign committee set the financial goal for this year at $40,000 but more importantly than the goal is to let our friends donate whatever amount they want. It is a proven fact each dollar has an important impact in the results. Many people are under the assumption you have to give a large amount to be an important donor to our Foundation or to leave a legacy, but that is a misconception; dollars and desires add up to make good things happen for other people.
The AEF offers life changing opportunities that will impact the lives of Barton students and therefore impact the communities they will serve in the future. Please consider this opportunity to contribute to a student's success by contacting Coleen Cape at (620) 786-1136 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also complete and return our contribution form.
2017 AEF Campaign Co-Chairs - Mike and Teresa Malone
The Foundation Board of Directors look to an individual or couple from the surrounding communities who have given support to many of the events and financial initiatives of the Foundation and College. It is with great pleasure to honor Earl and Judy as donors who have been involved with Barton Community College Foundation for many years.
Letter from Mike and Teresa Malone
We are honored to serve as Co-Chairs of the 2017 Academic Enrichment Fund Campaign for the Barton Community College Foundation. How appropriate that the theme for this year’s campaign is “Building on Tradition – Forging the Future.” Enabling students to continue their education is indeed an investment for the future – the future of us all. Education has proven to be the key for success for all generations. Even as we look back on the tradition of academic excellence provided by Barton Community College, we must always continue to look forward and be ever diligent to the needs of future generations of Barton students.
It is the goal of all students to receive a quality education. Unfortunately, the cost of that education is more often than not, a barrier for obtaining this goal. It is the mission of the Academic Enrichment Fund of the Barton Community College Foundation to provide scholarships and program enhancements to assist these students reach this milestone in their life.
We have been involved in business in this area for many, many years and know first-hand the value that an educational institution brings to the success of any business. The economic impact of Barton Community College, coupled with local educational opportunities, are without a doubt vital and unmeasurable aspects that impact the cultural, social and economic climates of the communities it serves.
Please join us by donating to the Academic Enrichment Fund. You can help deserving students achieve their goal of an education and allow them to reach their fullest potential. If we can each help in our own small way, we can be part of the bigger picture of Barton Community College students “Building on Tradition – Forging the Future.”
We thank you for your gift to assist the tradition of excellence in education for future students of Barton Community College.
Mike and Teresa Malone