Kalamazoo Valley Community College

College reaches $40,000 United Way goal

KVCC nailed the college’s $40,000 goal as part of the annual Greater Kalamazoo United Way campaign, and now the contributors are waiting to see whether one of them wins a new Harley.

“My thanks and congratulations to everyone on campus who contributed and to those that worked on the campaign,” said campaign coordinator Steve Doherty said. “Although the drive is officially over, we will continue to accept donations and maybe we can still hit that goal with those who have slipped through the cracks.

That 2011 Harley-Davidson Road King, which was on display on the Texas Township Campus three weeks ago, can someday be parked in the garage of a KVCC’er.

Those college folks who made a new gift of $50 to the Greater Kalamazoo United Way’s annual campaign or who hiked their yearly pledge by $50 are entered into a drawing for this “hog.” The deadline to make a pledge or submit an entry form for the drawing is 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 22. The drawing is set for Dec. 15.

In hitting the $40,000 mark, the college became the 10th largest contributor in Kalamazoo County for the annual fund-raiser. KVCC was 11th in the 2009 campaign."