Over 175 people gathered to celebrate the Huron County Community Foundation’s Scholarship Recipients at the first ever HCCF Scholarship Reception on Sunday, April 28th. The event, hosted at Verona Hills Golf Club, was attended by local philanthropists, the business community, school representatives, and scholarship recipients with their families.
“We wanted to host an event celebrating the collective impact of our generous scholarship donors and sponsors when it comes to supporting education and celebrate our 45 outstanding recipients” said HCCF Executive Director, Mackenzie Price Sundblad. Prior to the award announcements, the recipients heard from previous HCCF Scholarship recipient and local business owner, Jessi Lynn Severance. Severance, who, with her husband Brad, owns and operates Emma’s Coffeehouse and Bad Axe Club Fitness, spoke to the recipients about finding opportunities to pursue their passion and have a fulfilling career right here in Huron County. Severance’s message was echoed by Price Sundblad, who discussed the HCCF’s priority of assisting graduates with educational costs through scholarships, but also providing a network and resources to retain our homegrown talent.
During the awards ceremony portion of the event, 45 Huron County students received over $95,000 in scholarships. The 2019 awards propel HCCF’s total scholarship impact over $750,000 since their inception in the late 90’s. “Our community is incredibly generous, especially when it comes to our young people and we are humbled to be the steward of those community assets,” noted Price Sundblad.