Spoon River College hosted the annual President’s Reception to honor those donors who have reached specific levels of cumulative giving to the SRC Foundation, and also those who established new named endowed scholarships in 2022. This year’s event was held April 30 in the Spoon River College Conference Center on the Canton Campus.

New, permanently endowed scholarships established were the Lukas R. Goforth Memorial Scholarship and the Long Family Scholarship.

Friend ($1,000-$4,999): Bard Optical, Coachmen Motor Club, Dempster Insurance Agency, LLC, Jill Eberle, Christina Fidler, Brian K. Huff, Kevin L. Kaiser, Scott and Angie Miller, Emile J. Smith, Spoon River Garden Club, Stinauer Family Dentistry, Shelli Stuart, Deborah Bender, Glen and Debbie Hamm, Judy Simpson Juraco, Meade Law Office PC, OSF Healthcare System, Donna Sorensen, and White Oak’s Tavern.

Ambassador ($5,000-$9,9999): Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Froehling, Dr. and Mrs. Ramayya Gowda, Jim and Susie Lafary, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Saunders, and Marlene Thompson.

Benefactor ($10,000-$24,999): Compeer Financial, Sarah and Jeff Gray, Kenneth and Nina Long, Mr. and Mrs. Edward McManus, Daniel and Sheryl Voorhis, and Melissa and Michael Wilkinson.

Honorary Director ($25,000-$49,999): Janice Dare Bruster and Drs. Tom and Robin Hines.

Founder ($100,000 and up): Sherman W. Reed Trust.

“These generous gifts from community members, alumni, and businesses are vital in allowing the SRC Foundation to continue to offer high quality academic programs, provide scholarships, and other assistance that aids our students in successfully meeting their academic goals, which also benefits our communities,” said Colin Davis, Director of the SRC Foundation.

In addition to honoring donors, outgoing Foundation board members Brendon Bauman, Staci Mayall, and Nick Tinsman were recognized for their six years of service on the SRC Foundation Board.

The SRC Foundation supports scholarships and college programs through hardship grants, innovation grants, faculty research, facility and technology upgrades, and community projects. For more information about the SRC Foundation visit www.src.edu.