The Grainger Foundation Donates $5,000 to Cape Fear Community College

The Grainger Foundation recently made a $5,000 donation to the Cape Fear Community College Foundation during a presentation at the College’s North Campus. The donation was made following a recommendation from Keith Lobbestael, manager of Grainger’s branch in Wilmington. The gift will fund five $1,000 scholarships for students in CFCC’s Industrial Systems Technology program.

“Grainger has a strong commitment to technical education across the country,” said Lobbestael. “We are proud to support Cape Fear Community College and its goal to build a skilled local workforce.”

CFCC Students selected to receive Grainger Scholarships for the 2009-10 academic year are: Cody Faucette, Mark Geibault, Billy Webb and Marcus Williams of Wilmington, NC and Andre Jordan of Castle Hayne, NC.

The Grainger branch in Wilmington has been serving the local community for over 20 years and is committed to helping the communities in which its employees and customers live and work. Grainger has been serving North Carolina businesses for more than 60 years, providing supplies and equipment needed to keep their facilities running.  The company has 11 locations across the state, including its Wilmington location.  For more information about Grainger’s support of local communities across the country, please visit

Illinois-based W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW), with 2008 sales of $6.9 billion, is the leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and Panama.  Through a highly integrated network including more than 600 branches, 18 distribution centers and multiple Web sites, Grainger’s employees help customers get the job done. 

Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) is one of the oldest and largest in the North Carolina community college system.  Approximately 27,000 students take classes at the college each year.  Studies show that for every dollar spent educating CFCC students, more than $2.36 is returned back to the local community.  Additionally, CFCC helps boost the economy of New Hanover and Pender counties by generating an additional $435 million business sales and $192 million in labor income.

For more information about the College, Foundation, endowments, or scholarship opportunities, please contact the Cape Fear Community College Foundation at (910) 362-7331.