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On Saturday evening, April 14, 2018, the prestigious Brevard College Lifetime Giving Society recognized the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program as a member of the Weaver Circle ($250,000 - $499,999) at the Brevard Society Celebration, which was held at the College’s Francis Pavilion at the Porter Center for the Performing Arts. The honor was presented in recognition of the Scholarship Program’s having donated more than $250,000 to the College since the Program’s inception in 1987. The donations have funded scholarships for more than one hundred Brevard College students. Receiving the framed certificate of appreciation on behalf of the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program were

Philanthropy as the South's Passing Gear: Fulfilling the Promise - MDC

We were looking for another article from State of the South, about education, when we spotted this one. It is quite thought-provoking! Passing Gear philanthropy seeks to engage society’s inventiveness and focus its capabilities on situations where current performance is missing the mark. It cultivates the will, imagination, and know-how to enable caring and concerned people to address contradictions between the ideals we hold and the disappointing realities we confront daily.

Education Week included an article about Transylvania County Schools and Connestee Falls Scholarship

When Older Americans Outnumber Students (Which Is Soon), How Will Schools Connect? By Sarah D. Sparks on March 14, 2018 10:58 AM After decades of sinking birth rates and improving longevity, the U.S. Census Bureau projects that by 2035, older Americans will outnumber children for the first time. That will leave more and more school districts financially dependent on communities with little or no direct connection to their students. According to new Census projections, U.S. seniors—those 65 and older—are expected to nearly double, from 49 million today to 95 million in 2060. During the same time, Americans under age 18 will grow by only 6 million. In 2016, seniors made up about 15 percent of

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