Fundraising drive for scholarships


The La Conner Community Scholarship Foundation is undertaking a six-month fundraising drive that will provide scholarship aid to the high school’s graduates seeking support. The foundation’s goal is to raise $100,000 between June 1 and Nov. 30.

A downturn in bond yields has had a negative impact on the foundation’s investment income, necessitating a bolstering of its portfolio.

The Foundation grew from a 1989 Dollars for Scholars campaign launched here by then-school administrators Ken Winkes and Norm Hoffman, the local Parent-Teacher-Student Association and civic leaders including Gail Thulen, Maureen Harlan, John Hastings, Maude Misner and Melphine Schmittou.

Winkes was recruited to this new campaign by Foundation and school board member John Agen.

The Foundation is supported by contributions from community members and organizations including the La Conner Alumni Association, La Conner Soroptimists, La Conner Kiwanis and the La Conner Rotary Club.

Individual, business and community support is needed once again.

Contact John Agen, 360-503-4049 to contribute.


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