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John Hinnant (left) of Wilmington Downtown presents a check to Dr. Eric McKeithan, presdient of CFCC, to help fund the CFCC Alumni Legacy Scholarship endowment.

Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI) recently presented a check for $650 to Cape Fear Community College for the CFCC Alumni Association Alumni Legacy Scholarship. The funds were raised during the second installment of the Downtown Sundown Concert Series on June 3, 2011, where the CFCC Alumni Association provided five volunteers to sell wristbands for $1.00 per person during a performance by the popular eighties’ band The Breakfast Club

Wristbands will continue to be sold for $1 at each Downtown Sundown performance this summer.  WDI will split the proceeds with local charities and non-profit organizations each week. Please visit www.wilmingtondowntown.com for a list of charities and corresponding dates. 

So far the CFCC Alumni Association has raised over $3,500 to fund the Alumni Legacy endowment. Once fully funded at $10,000, annual proceeds from the endowment will fund a scholarship for a selected student who is a family member or “legacy” of a former CFCC student. 

“As the association enters its third year, our officers felt it was important to give back to the college that has directly impacted the lives of so many community residents and businesses, and to impact future generations of CFCC students. Funding the Legacy Scholarship is one way they have begun to do this,” said Dana McKoy, Alumni Relations Coordinator. “We are very grateful to WDI for the opportunity to raise funds at the Downtown Sundown series, and are pleased to support such a fun and positive community event.” 

The CFCC Alumni Association was formed to build partnerships between the community, the College and its alumni and to give back through involvement, fellowship and service. Free membership is offered to CFCC alumni in which they can enjoy discounts at local merchants and free admission to athletic events. The CFCC Alumni Association continues to encourage voluntary support for this scholarship. 

For more information about the CFCC Alumni Association visit www.cfcc.edu/alumni or contact: (910) 362-7207 or alumnew@cfcc.edu. To donate to the Alumni Legacy Scholarship online, visit www.cfcc.edu/foundation

For more information about Wilmington Downtown, visit www.wilmingtondowntown.com or contact John Hinnant at (910) 763-7349 or email  john@wilmingtondowntown.com.

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