For Immediate Release:
April 18, 2012
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
The Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) Education Foundation will hold a fundraiser to benefit the Evan C. Humbert Scholarship Fund on Tuesday, April 24th at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Humbert was an LFCC instructor of mathematics who passed away in June 2011 at the age of 43. The event will begin with a silent auction/reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by a screening of one of Humbert’s favorite films, “The Pursuit of Happyness,” at 7 p.m.
The event is the last fundraising effort for this scholarship fund, which was created the immediately following Humbert’s death. All donations to the fund are being matched by a contribution from Mike Smith, vice president of Winchester-based Valley Proteins. Smith and Humbert were long-time friends, from the time they played recreational league basketball in elementary school. They graduated from John Handley High School together in 1985.
The cost for attendance is $9.50 for adults and $7 for students. There is a special VIP package for $40 that includes a $25 donation to the scholarship fund, priority seating, an appetizer plate and a drink. A portion of all ticket sales will be donated to the scholarship
Advanced ticket purchase is recommended, but not required. To purchase tickets, contact the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at (540) 313-4060 or go to the Alamo’s website, www.drafthouse.com/winchester. To make a donation to the scholarship fund, contact the LFCC Education Foundation at (540) 868-4077 or go online to “LFCC Foundation” at the College’s website, www.lfcc.edu .
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.