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September 21, 2013

LEADERship Ashtabula County nears Legacy Scholarship goal

Final ‘push’ from citizens of Ashtabula County needed

ASHTABULA — In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the LEADERship Ashtabula County program, the 2013 LEADERship class decided to put their mark on education in Ashtabula County.  The group proposed the creation of a “Legacy” Scholarship to benefit future generations of local citizens that choose to pursue higher education at Kent State University at Ashtabula. With the guidance of development staff at Kent State Ashtabula, the class originally raised $12,000 with the ultimate goal of raising at least $25,000 for the creation of an endowed scholarship and to assist with upcoming capital improvements to the local campus.

The LEADERship Legacy Scholarship is focused on assisting third and fourth year students at Kent State Ashtabula who need financial assistance to make the final push towards earning a Bachelor’s degree.  The scholarship will be awarded annually in the amount of $1,000.

Though faced with a difficult fundraising climate, citizens of Ashtabula County have supported the project with generous donations. The 2013 Class is pleased to report that, in conjunction with support from the local community, they are within $3,000 of their initial $25,000 goal to fund the LEADERship Legacy Scholarship at Kent State Ashtabula. The effect of individual donations has been magnified by financial contributions made by corporate and business sponsors, including Chromaflo Technologies, The Composites Group, Complete Energy Services, Eddie’s Grill and Wells Fargo Advisors.  In addition to these corporate and business donations, Cristal Global has announced plans to further fund the Legacy Scholarship with annual contributions of $1,000.00 in the hopes of providing an even greater impact to future Ashtabula County residents seeking to complete their college degree.

To add to the excitement, a further challenge has been offered to the LEADERship Class of 2013.  A local donor has offered to double any contributions made to the scholarship before the end of September, up to $10,000.  To take advantage of the generous matching dollars offered by this local donor, the 2013 Class is seeking contributions from the general public to raise the final funds needed to endow the LEADERship Legacy Scholarship at Kent State Ashtabula and to make a lasting impact on education in the community.

Tax deductible donations may be made to: LEADERship Ashtabula County, c/o LEADERship Legacy Scholarship, PO Box 643, 3441 North Ridge West Ashtabula Ohio 44005.  For more information, please contact: Laura Jones, Executive Director, LEADERship Ashtabula County at 440-998-3888 or Pam Palermo, Associate Director of Advancement at 440-964-4274

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