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Tom Borrego Hired as New Executive Director of Butler Foundation

Tom Borrego, New Executive Director of Butler Foundation
Published: Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Borrego replaces former Foundation executive director, Stacy Cofer after her 18 years at Butler.

The Butler Community College Foundation welcomes a new executive director as Stacy Cofer, Vice President of Advancement, retired June 30th after 18 successful years at Butler. Taking her place is well-known Wichita native, Tom Borrego.

When Cofer began working at the Foundation, the endowment was approximately $3 million. Scholarships were not given out and the annual fund was weak. With hard work and dedication from Cofer, Butler’s endowment is now $12.5 million and nearly $1 million in scholarships is awarded annually. Cofer expresses immense gratitude stating, “I appreciate all the support from the Foundation, Board of Directors, and leadership, but at the end of the day, none of this would be possible without the donors willing to write checks for people they may never meet.”

Borrego has 26 years of experience fundraising in the Wichita area. A graduate of Washburn University, Borrego has a Juris Doctorate in law. As a first generation college student, Borrego understands how imperative it is to offer financial support to students. In college, Borrego discovered an interest in nonprofit organizations. This soon turned into his passion for engaging opportunities for students. Borrego stated that “education is a great equalizer,” and he is “excited to be at Butler with such wonderful staff.”