Alumnus Dorren Allen-Carr talks about FLCC emergency funds, which are replenished through fundraisers like ROC the Day.
Dear Friend of FLCC,
Dorren Allen-Carr, featured in the video above, was like a lot of Finger Lakes Community College students, just barely covering his bills while going to school.
Then a big expense comes along. It can be an illness or a deer strike that totals a car. Most FLCC students already hold down jobs. Getting extra work hours to pay an unexpected bill can leave no room for studies.
Our data tell us that financial constraints and work-related issues are two of the top three reasons students leave school.
That’s why the FLCC Foundation operates emergency funds to help students through the hard times. Last year, the FLCC Foundation provided $50,000 in resources to students in emergency situations. ROC the Day is a great opportunity to help build these three funds:
The Dr. Barbara A. Etzel Student Emergency Loan Fund gives loans of up to $500 for emergency needs. Last year, 33 students took out loans and 74 percent of the funds were repaid.
More than 60 students turned to the food cupboard last year when they didn’t have enough to eat.
Jane’s Fund covers large financial crises. Just in the last year the fund:
Paid rent for a student who faced eviction after a spouse lost a job
Bought a new muffler so a student could continue commuting to class
Covered bills after a student’s work hours were cut
Your donation will make an enormous difference in someone’s life. Thank you for helping our students reach their goals.
Robert K. Nye
President of Finger Lakes Community College