Successful fundraiser generates financial support for students experiencing crisis
Monday, November 6, 2023
The annual events raise between $8-10,000 each year because of the support of donors both employed at NICC and in local communities.
CALMAR & PEOSTA–Students experiencing a crisis in the next year may receive extra financial assistance, thanks to the 17th Annual Kathryn J. Davis Student Crisis Fundraiser events held Oct. 26. The fundraisers, held at the Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar and Peosta campuses, generated more than $8,500 in funding to assist students facing an immediate crisis threatening their ability to attend class or progress in their coursework.
The “Halloween Spook-tacular” fundraiser events included a soup competition and dessert bake-off, a pumpkin decorating contest and a virtual silent auction. Event organizers report that the College has received 22 requests for assistance since the start of the academic year. Currently enrolled students who have school-related expenses are eligible for assistance. Participation in the annual fundraiser provides the help students need, according to Director of Student Life, Diversity and Leadership Kara Popp.
“Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s event a success, whether it was volunteering your time, bidding on items in the silent auction, participating in the pumpkin decorating contest, making a soup or dessert or attending the Halloween Spooktacular,” she said.
Students assisted through the fund receive assistance for various crisis situations – energy and car repair bills, unexpected job losses or even displacement after a fire emergency. The annual events raise between $8-10,000 each year because of the support of donors both employed at NICC and in local communities.