Your Generosity. Your Impact. Your Skagit Valley College.
A Letter from the SVC Foundation
I’m writing you today to ask you to send in a special year-end gift to help a SVC student gain the skills necessary to earn a living-wage job and support her family.
This year’s COVID-19 pandemic has adversely impacted many student’s ability to pay for college and putting their path to graduation at risk.
The good news is that you can help!
Meet Jamie, SVC student, single mom and Veteran. Jamie was trying to make ends meet working for minimum wage and knew she needed the skills for a better paying job to support her family. Jamie’s story will show you how needed and powerful your gift is!
As a first generation student, Jamie struggled adjusting to college when she came to SVC. “My father dropped out of school in the 9th grade, so he never believed I needed an education to succeed. Despite his example, I wanted to show my two young boys that they can achieve great things if you work hard in school.”
Jamie received the Ken Thiessen/Shirley Hansen “Thank You for Your Service Scholarship”. Jamie says, “I’ve overcome a lot to be here today and I couldn’t have done it without the support of donors. You believed in me, you told me I was worthy and you helped me maintain my dignity. Your generosity is giving me access to a fulfilling life. It is a reminder that community support really can make a difference for an individual.”
You can see why it’s so important to act now. The consequences of waiting can be heartbreaking. So it’s urgent that you give before the end of the year. If students like Jamie don’t get help in time, families and our community could be impacted for generations to come. I don’t want that to happen, and neither do you.
You’ll be a part of helping students like Jamie build a stronger foundation for their families. In addition, your gift will help support the work of the Foundation and remove the many barriers that students face to stay in school. Barriers like food insecurities, emergency and childcare assistance, high quality lab experiences, and so much more.
I know you care about SVC students and giving them the support they need. And I’m so thankful to be able to write to you about this today.
This holiday season there are SVC students that need your help. This past year we had nearly 650 students with financial need apply for scholarships, we were only able to help 270 students. Please send in a special gift to help SVC students.