On April 27, 2010, Anoka-Ramsey Community College recognized two long-term Cambridge Campus supporters, Juanita and Charles Peterson, for their generous capital gift that helped complete a new addition to the campus. In honor of their $100,000 donation, the college presented the Petersons a replica of a plaque to be erected outside the new theater and lecture hall.
The plaque bears the names and photo of the donors and names the new space The Juanita and Charles Peterson Community Room. This honors the Petersons for helping the College buy sound and lighting equipment and furnishings for the space, as well as honors them for their long-term, generous support for student scholarships.
“They even let me choose the carpet and color of paint,” says Juanita Peterson, a member of the Cambridge Campus Foundation Board of Directors since 1992.
Juanita and Chuck have given generously to help the Cambridge Campus Foundation because they want students to have an affordable education. In addition to serving periodically as an officer of the Foundation Board, Juanita chaired the Scholarship Committee for many years. She has also worked on and donated to every foundation scholarship fundraising event during her tenure.
“Juanita is very passionate about helping as many students as possible,” says college President Patrick M. Johns. “As a matter of fact, we tease Juanita about exceeding the scholarship budget she is given. She has been a strong supporter and advocate, both for the foundation and for students. We deeply appreciate her work and the support both she and Chuck have given.”
For more information about The Juanita and Charles Peterson Community Room or to learn how to support education in the Cambridge area, visit http://www.anokaramsey.edu/about/Information/Alumni/GiveGift.aspx.
(left to right) Anoka-Ramsey Community College Cambridge Campus Foundation Chair, Jeffery Edblad, Charles and Juanita Peterson, college Institutional Advancement Director Evelyn Gedde and college President Patrick M. Johns display a replica of a plaque to be erected outside the new theater and lecture hall named in honor of the Petersons for their generous capital gift that helped complete a new addition to the campus.