The State Fair Community Foundation hosted two “Donors and Scholars” luncheons in April to bring together scholarship patrons and the students who benefit from their philanthropy.

The SFCC-Lake of the Ozarks luncheon was hosted April 16 by John and Lynn Farrell in their barn. About 36 donors and students attended the event on April 16 along with Dr. Joanna Anderson, SFCC president, Mary K. Treuner, SFCC Foundation executive director, and other administrators and support staff.

On April 26, about 140 donors and students attended the luncheon on the Sedalia campus. At both events, students gave speeches about the positive impact scholarships have made in their lives and expressed appreciation to the donors for their purposeful generosity. Two of the featured student speakers were Jack Long of Cole Camp, and Tyler Finkle of Butler. Long received the Ewing scholarship for agriculture students, and Finkle received the Karen Lybarger scholarship for nursing students. 

The foundation was established in 1981 to support and assist the college in serving the community by providing accessible, quality educational programs and services. For 2017-2018, the foundation managed 94 endowed scholarships that provided $261,362 in educational funds for SFCC students.

In the photo: SFCC Foundation Executive Director Mary K. Treuner, left, and President Dr. Joanna Anderson, right, posed with students Jack Long and Tyler Finkle who spoke at the donors and scholars luncheon held April 26 on the Sedalia campus.