The Chadron State Foundation announced Tuesday during a reception at Holiday Inn Express that volunteers from the campus and community combined to raise $102,987 during the annual fall fund drive.

Jacob Rissler, Chadron State development officer, said the generosity of donors is an investment in the future of the college, its students and the region.

The Chadron State Foundation annually recruits the help of 124 volunteers, who are divided into 10 teams of college employees and 10 teams of community members for the fall fund drive. The volunteers are assigned contacts to request donations.

Prizes are awarded to the top teams based on a point system. This year’s winners from the community side were Bobby Griese and his team members: Connie Blaylock, Tina McLain, Shane Norman, Jordan Raben and Heather Sayaloune.

Campus winners were Lorie Hunn, Sally Katen, Alex and Brittany Helmbrecht, Brenda Barry-Schommer and Kathy Stokey.

This year’s four volunteer campaign leaders were Jason Carnahan of Security First Bank, Jennifer Brown with Chadron Community Hospital and Health Services, Dr. Dawn Brammer, CSC professor of health, physical education and recreation, and Colette Fernandez, project coordinator in the CSC Records Office.

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