LFCC Shrimp Feast Raises $15,000 for Foundation

For Immediate Release:
October 13, 2011

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
svoth@lfcc.edu
Phone: 540-868-7134

The Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) Educational Foundation, brought back a popular event, the Shrimp Feast, on Saturday, September 24, 2011.  Approximately 250 people attended, and over $15,000 was raised to support the  Foundation’s programs.  This was almost twice the amount raised in 2010.  Attendees enjoyed the entertainment of hypnotist ChrisJones, silent and live auctions, and a menu that included shrimp steamed on site.

   “It was a great evening for everyone,” said David Urso, executive director of the Foundation.  “A special thanks to our 14 business sponsors and to the many friends of the college who have supported us year after year.  

 With significant increases in student enrollment and decreases in state funding, private donations and corporate support are very important.  Proceeds from the Shrimp Feast benefit the Foundation’s Cornerstone Fund.  This fund provides financial support for a variety of needs at the College, including scholarships, academic programs, facility upgrades, operating costs and equipment.

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Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

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