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 April 2013

MFA Foundation Makes Leadership Gift

MFA Foundation Makes Leadership Gift

Local business gives $100,000 to Tradition Meets Tomorrow

A $100,000 leadership gift from the MFA Foundation will support Columbia College’s Summer Expedition program, a partnership with Columbia Public Schools that exposes underprivileged students to college life. The gift, which falls under the Tradition Meets Tomorrow umbrella, also endows scholarships that will be available to students who attend a College College or online campus.

“I am honored to recognize the significant, continued support of MFA,” says Dr. Gerald Brouder, Columbia College president. “This gift reflects MFA’s longstanding philanthropic partnership with Columbia College, which will support our core mission of teaching and our goal to become a model institution.”

To date, The Tradition Meets Tomorrow Campaign has raised more than $8 million to support the areas of arts and humanities, business, athletics, adult higher education and science, including the creation of the Gerald T. and Bonnie M. Brouder Science Center.

Established in 1958, The MFA Foundation’s function is to provide financial assistance for young people in its trade territory, primarily through its Scholarship program. Thousands of students have benefited from the Foundation’s generosity since its inception.