Butler’s Foundation Ranks Among Top on WBJ Foundations ListPublished November 21, 2014 at 05:00 pm
In a recent article by the Wichita Business Journal, the Butler Community College Foundation was listed among the top 2014 charitable trusts and foundations.
In a recent article by the Wichita Business Journal, the Butler Community College Foundation was listed among the top 2014 charitable trusts and foundations. The list was compiled by Stephanie Bloyd at the Wichita Business Journal and is based on totals of 2013 grants and gifts paid in the Wichita area. The Butler Community College Foundation was listed third. The Wichita State University and Wichita Community foundations ranked first and second respectively.
The Butler Community College Foundation was established as The Endowment Association in 1967 by far-sighted individuals hoping to generate private support for the college. The first campaign goal was $10,000 and they raised $10,300.
Today, Butler’s endowment has grown to $10.3 million and during the 2014-2015 academic school year the Foundation awarded $400,000 in student scholarships. Butler’s most recent capital campaign was the completion of the BG Products Veterans Sports Complex, a 6,000-seat facility located just northeast of the campus. The stadium was a $12 million joint venture between the college, USD 490 and the City of El Dorado in which the Butler Foundation raised just over $6 million.
Stacy Cofer, vice president of Institutional Advancement, has been with the Foundation for nearly 14 years and has witnessed the generous support to Butler. “I can’t say enough good things about the support we continue to receive for this institution. People believe in our mission and see what we do to move students to their next goals in life. And, it is only because of that support, that we can smile when we see the WBJ list.”