Bev Jacobs, CNA Board Member has successfully spearheaded our efforts to raise funds for scholarships for the past four years. She provides some history to this effort below.
The Cordata Neighborhood Association scholarship started when one of our board members sad he had to drop out for health reasons. He was a student at Whatcom Community College, he had worked on our board for over two years, he designed our logo, he organized our by- laws and many other activities. We found out he was unable to pay tuition or buy food. Some of our members donated funds to help him out. This was the start of the Orca Food bank and the start of our idea for a scholarship fund from our neighborhood. He became student body president!
We are the only neighborhood association to have this fund which consists of individuals within our group who donate annually. The first year we helped one student, the next year we helped three, the following year we helped five as we did this year. We need to help others in our community to get an education and give us bragging rights for our efforts.
Funds can be sent to :
Whatcom C0mmunity College Foundation,
237 W Kellogg Road,
Mark it to be counted for the Cordata Neighborhood fund This past year we raised $8450 from individual donors. We are starting a new year so please help us out!