SCF Foundation Participates in 2014 Giving Challenge

(Bradenton, Fla., April 22, 2014) – For the first time, State College of Florida (SCF) Foundation will participate in the 2014 Giving Challenge from noon Tuesday, May 6, to noon Wednesday, May 7.

Donors are encouraged to give as early as possible during the 24-hour giving challenge. To make a donation, visit and find “State College of Florida Foundation” in the “organization name” search. Select “donate now.” Gifts of $25 or more are welcome.

Each gift through the giving challenge to SCF is 100 percent tax-deductible. Contributions from new donors may be matched, thus stretching the value of donations. Donations will be used to support the success of SCF students, and donors will be given the opportunity to make a designation to their favorite SCF program after the donation has been processed.

For other ways to help, click on SCF’s Giving Partner Profile during the challenge to increase the chances for additional gifts or show SCF spirit by sharing the challenge with family, friends and business associates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Updates on SCF’s progress during the challenge will be posted on the leader board at

The generosity of SCF Foundation donors has helped students, who otherwise may have not had the opportunity, benefit from the life-changing experience of attending college.

SCF alumna Vida Biggins, an SCF Foundation scholarship recipient, entered SCF with a GED, and with the help of SCF advisors and professors, became a poised, accomplished high-achiever who is studying neurological science and behavioral biology at Columbia University this spring. Her goal is to become a neuroradiologist.

“Because of the scholarships I received from the SCF Foundation, I am able to realize my dream of attending a university and becoming a doctor. My family and I are so grateful for the support of these donors,” she said.

SCF student Dylan Courtney, an SCF Foundation music scholarship recipient, said SCF has helped him discover his passion for music and find direction for his life. He plans to continue his music studies at the University of Central Florida (UCF) this fall.

“The opportunities I’ve been given at SCF have opened my eyes to so many things and provided me with everything I need to be successful at UCF in the fall. Without guidance from my professors and other staff at SCF, I’d be so lost, and I never would have given music a chance,” he said.

Sponsors of the 2014 Giving Challenge include The Community Foundation of Sarasota County, The Patterson Foundation, Manatee Community Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation and the Charlotte County Community Foundation.

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