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Foundation: Giving in Greenville

Fall 2019

Nov 14, 2019

New scholarships from Greenville Lions Club boost college affordability.

The annual Catfish Extravaganza in Greenville, Wisconsin, provides family-friendly activities, including fish swimming toward finish lines while onlookers cheer for their favorite fin in hope of winning prizes. For 31 years, this popular Fox Valley summer fundraising event has also generated money for scholarships.

This successful fundraiser and a Sports Banquet each October are both sponsored by the Greenville Lions Club. They help fund scholarships for students residing in the Hortonville Area School District. The club’s newly-added scholarship in 2019 includes two $750 awards to students going to FVTC.

The FVTC scholarships were established due to rising college tuition and the college’s success in filling employer skill shortages. “Local companies need Fox Valley Technical College to keep their workforce strong,” says Lions Club member Paul Hoffman.

Chartered in 1977, the club currently has 80 members and awards four scholarships each year, totaling $4,500. 

Learn more about the FVTC Foundation, Inc. >>

Scholarship recipients Fatima Leon Cuevas (left) and Erin Goodson with members of the Greenville Lions Club

Scholarship recipients Fatima Leon Cuevas (left) and Erin Goodson with members of the Greenville Lions Club