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Marysville Rotary Education Foundation receives $22,000 for scholarships

January 31, 2013 · 2:31 PM
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From left, Marysville Rotary Board members Gayl Spilman, Lori Butner, Dennis Burman, Don Whitfield, Kelly Peterson, Bob DeFever, Jon Nehring, Toni Mathews and John Waldrop proudly tout the donation of nearly $22,000 to the Marysville Rotary Education Foundation on Jan. 16. / Courtesy photo.

MARYSVILLE — Marysville Rotary Club President Kelly Peterson presented a check for nearly $22,000 to Marysville Rotary Education Foundation President Don Whitfield during the Club's meeting on Jan. 16, from monies raised through the Club's annual auction and raffle.

The Marysville Rotary Education Foundation is a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1995 to provide scholarships to graduating seniors from the Marysville and Lakewood school districts. It also manages the Nancy Lashua Public Safety Scholarship for students from Granite Falls High School.

Within the past three years alone, the Foundation has awarded more than 110 scholarships, totaling more than $143,000, and Club officials estimate that the Foundation has handed out in excess of $500,000 since its founding.

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