Leadership Jefferson City Class donates to local organizations
Published: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
By: Angi Baugher
The Leadership JC Class of 2017 shared proceeds from their class fund-raising event, Battle of the Brews, with three organizations: The Special Learning Center, The Samaritan Center and SafetyNet of Missouri. The donations totaled $29,400.13. Representatives from each organization met with class members recently to accept their donation and express their gratitude. Officer Mark Edwards, President of SafetyNet of Missouri, accepted the $8,200 donation on behalf of SafetyNet and remarked “This donation is the largest one our organization has ever received.” Marilyn DeFeo, Executive Director of the Samaritan Center, shared the gift of $8,200 will help greatly with the needy families they serve. Debbie Hamler, Executive Director of the Special Learning Center, thanked the class for adopting the special playground project. The project cost of $13,000.13 provided by the class allowed for the purchase and installation of the playground sun shade. She explained this will now allow health-fragile students to enjoy the outdoors. Congratulations, Class of 2017, for making a difference in our community!