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Dollars for Scholars takes to the phones for annual fundraiser

Monday, February 4, 2013

Volunteers work the phones in the 2012 Cloverdale Dollars for Scholars Phone-A-Thon.
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale Community Dollars for Scholars organization has been given another opportunity to raise money for the scholarship fund.

Their goal is to build the fund with a Phone-A-Thon to be conducted on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on Sunday, Feb. 10 from 1-4 p.m.

Students from Cloverdale High School, under the supervision of Dollars for Scholars board members and the school administration, will be calling parents of current students and of graduates as well as local residents.

Thanks to matching monies by a local donor and by the Putnam County Community Foundation, any donations raised by the students will be matched $2 for every $1 raised by the students. So a donation of $25 by a donor becomes a $75 credit to the Dollars for Scholars.

The goal for the Phone-A-Thon is to raise $10,000.

Anyone who wishes to receive a call or make a donation may send an email to CloverdaleDollarsforScholars@gmail.com with your name and phone number or call (765) 795-2586 and leave a message with your name and phone number.

Cloverdale Community Dollars for Scholars is a 501(c)3 organization, so donations may be tax deductible.

Current board members are Matt Langdon, Jo Puckett, Katrina Lewis, Bob Steele, Mark McCammon, Roger Shrum, Gary Neese, Jane Huge and Vivian Whitaker. Student representatives are Chris Moghadam and Aaron Whitlock.

Cloverdale Community Dollars for Scholars is a volunteer group established in 1994 with a $600 donation and a goal to raise scholarship money for Cloverdale High School graduates.

The first scholarship was awarded in 1995. Since then, Cloverdale Community Dollars for Scholars has awarded $222,000 in scholarships to more than 300 deserving students from Cloverdale High School.

Any Cloverdale senior who plans to attend a two- or four-year college or technical school is eligible to apply.

Cloverdale Community Dollars for Scholars is an all-volunteer organization, which operates with no paid staff. It is a chapter of the national Dollars for Scholars organization. These organizations provide students and parents with opportunities for additional scholarship monies from participating colleges and universities.

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