FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 23, 2006
Ferguson Foundation to Present $100,000 Endowment
Subject: Presentation, by the Betty Ferguson Foundation, of a check for $25,000 to the College of the Canyons Foundation. This is the first of four installments.
Time: 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Place: College of the Canyons, Student Center (S Building), Staff Lounge/Board Meeting Room
Contact: John McElwain, (661) 362-3494; Michele Edmonson (661) 362-3435.
Event: Marjanne Priest and Judy Cox, who founded The Betty Ferguson Foundation in 1997, will be on hand along with several representatives of the Betty Ferguson Foundation Board, to present the check to the College of the Canyons Foundation Board of Directors (Board President, Steve Zimmer). With it, the College Foundation will create The Betty Ferguson Foundation Education Advancement Forum Scholarship that will be awarded to a College of the Canyons female student of any age who is either earning a vocational certificate, an associate degree (AA/AS) or is completing her general education requirements for transfer to a four-year university.
The Betty Ferguson Foundation is a local organization of women and youth, with a membership of approximately 275 members. Its mission is "To train, develop and empower women and youth to be a vital force in society."