For Immediate Release
October 22, 2007
Optimist Club Presents Check To Hill Country College Fund
KERRVILLE, Texas – The Optimist Club of Kerrville recently presented Schreiner University’s Hill Country College Fund with a check for $4,000 to help fund need-based tuition assistance grants for area Schreiner students. The Optimist Club is an organization dedicated to serving youth, the community, and the world, and to fostering an optimistic way of life.
pictured from left to right, Robyn Craine, Optimist Club member, Jeanne Lucas, Optimist Club member, Jennifer Farhoudi, associate director of development for annual giving at Schreiner University, and Patsy Price, Optimist Club member.
“We are so appreciative of the Optimist Club’s generous gift to the Hill Country College Fund. Their gift will help transform the lives of over 300 Hill Country students this year and help them achieve their academic goals,” said Jennifer Farhoudi, the associate director of development for annual giving at Schreiner University. “Their generosity truly embodies what HCCF is all about – neighbors helping neighbors.”
Since the Hill Country College Fund began in 1977, it has provided more than $8.5 million in need-based tuition assistance to students from Kimble, Kerr, Gillespie, Kendall, Bandera, Real, and Edwards counties and helps more than 300 Hill Country Students annually. Hill Country College Fund grants provide an average of over $2,100 a year per recipient and one hundred percent of funds raised goes to student scholarships. If you would like more information on how the Hill Country College Fund is making a difference for area Schreiner University students, or if you would like to make a contribution, visit Schreiner’s Web site at www.schreiner.edu or call 830-792-7201.