Scholardazzle scholarship fundraising event breaks another record in funding

Scholardazzle scholarship fundraising event breaks another record in funding

February 14, 2018

The annual Anoka-Ramsey Community College Cambridge Campus Center (CCCC) Foundation Scholardazzle scholarship fundraising event in January was the most successful yet, helping to fund more scholarships than ever before.

More than 265 guests attended the event at Spirit River Community Center on Jan. 26, and nearly $80,000 was raised to support Cambridge Campus students.

The event included a social hour, dinner by LeFebvre’s Catering, a student speaker, live music performance, silent/live auction, cake auction, games and prizes.

“We owe high gratitude to all of the supporters of Scholardazzle and the CCCC Foundation. A huge thank you to the 52 business and individual table sponsors,” said Lea Jacquemart, development director of the foundation. “The goal of our Fund-a-Need this year was to raise $10,000 for TRIO students, and we came very close at a little more than $9,000. Year after year, the foundation has made huge gains in philanthropic partners, scholarship funding from the local community and beyond. Thank you, friends of Anoka-Ramsey Community College Cambridge Campus!”

Event Sponsors
Presenting Sponsor: First Bank and Trust, contributing $10,000

Sapphire Sponsor: GracePointe Crossing, contributing $5,000 

Diamond Sponsors ($2,500): Anoka-Ramsey’s Professional & Workforce Training; Anoka-Ramsey Cambridge Campus faculty; Thrivent; Juanita Peterson; Evert Klingberg; and the Cambridge Medical Center

Emerald Sponsors ($1,000): Anoka-Ramsey Community College; Cambridge Medical Center Nursing Leaders; Century 21 Moline Realty; Chilson Jewelers; First State Tire & R-T.E.A. Manufacturing; John and Bonnie Schlagel; Schlagel Inc.; Knight Inspection Services; MinnCo Credit Union; Ray Magnuson; Steve and Leila Shurts; and Nancy Shoemake, Anoka-Ramsey Business Faculty member

Ruby Sponsors ($500 or more): A & K Construction; Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union; Anderson and Koch Ford; Aurelius Manufacturing; Bemidji State University; BJ Baas Builders; Cambridge Dental Center; Cambridge Family Dental; Cambridge-Isanti Hockey Association; Community Pride Bank; Concordia; Deidra Peaslee, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Anoka-Ramsey; Don Lewis, Vice President of Finance at Anoka-Ramsey; Dr. Steven Thompson; Frandsen Bank and Trust; Great River Energy; Jean and Roger Anderson; KD Service Company, Domogalla; Kent Hanson, President Anoka-Ramsey and Anoka Technical College; Mark and Cathy Ziebarth; McKinnis and Doom Law; Members Cooperative; Minnnesota Equipment; Newton Financial; Paul and Gretchen Sanders; Richard and Judith Huempfner; Scout and Morgan Books; SpeedPro Imaging; Steve Crittenden, Dean of Student Affairs at Anoka-Ramsey; Steve’s Tire; Susan and Vern McPherson; and Tessner Law Office

Additional Sponsors: Core Communications; Dino Mart; Nystrom Publishers; Sidelines Sports Bar and Grill; Metro Sales Inc.; and Cambridge State Bank

The foundation also sends a special thank you to the student and staff volunteers who helped make the fundraiser possible, including the Anoka-Ramsey faculty jazz band, CCCC Foundation board members and volunteer coordinator, Lisa Sisson.

If you are interested in making a donation or establishing a scholarship fund at the Cambridge Campus, please call Lea Jacquemart at 763-433-1877, or visit Your support builds bridges for quality education in the five county area.

Anoka-Ramsey Community College, with campuses in Cambridge and Coon Rapids, is a member of the Minnesota State system and has been a leading provider of higher education and training in East Central Minnesota since 1978 and the north suburban area of Minneapolis/St. Paul since 1965. Anoka-Ramsey Community College was recognized as one of the Top 10 community colleges in the U.S. for 2017 by The Aspen Institute. Annually, the college serves more than 12,500 learners of all ages as they pursue associate degrees that transfer as the first two years of a bachelor's degree, or certificate programs that lead immediately to rewarding careers. Anoka-Ramsey Community College is aligned with Anoka Technical College and together the institutions serve more than 16,000 learners–the largest community and technical college entity in Minnesota. An affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling the Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529.

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