Our community's overwhelmingly generous response to the MSF Legacy Fund Campaign has been amazing to witness. At the end of 2018, thanks to gifts of all sizes from individuals, businesses, and alumni near and far, we had raised $750,000.
Recently, MSF received a surprise $500,000 gift from Dorothy and the late Ben Gorecki in honor and memory of their children, Barbara, Steven, Linda, Sandra & Mary. This gift catapulted our campaign total to $1.26 million.
Because the campaign goal was achieved so quickly, many community members and MHS alumni have not yet had the chance to contribute to the MSF Legacy Fund Campaign but have expressed a desire to do so. We now have the opportunity to do even more for our MHS grads and their families by stretching our campaign goal to $1.5 million.
Reaching our stretch goal of $1.5 million will unlock an additional $25,000 annually for scholarships, forever! Can you help us get there?
Milaca Scholarship Foundation provides scholarship opportunities for Milaca High School graduates as they continue their education beyond high school.
The incredible generosity of our donors and volunteers supports our local graduates as they set out to achieve their dreams and impact our world.
Since our inception in 1987, we have awarded $1.4 million in scholarships to over 1700 students.
A successful Milaca graduate has generously stepped forward with an unprecedented gift and a challenge to MHS alumni and the community:
Raise $1 million, and the donor's estate will match it with $2 million!* Funds raised will support the newly established MSF Legacy Fund.
*For every dollar raised, our benefactor's estate will match it 1:1. If we successfully meet the $1 million challenge by December 31, 2021, the estate will add an additional $1 million, ultimately creating a $3 million permanent endowment.
Reaching our campaign goal will ultimately enable MSF to distribute about $220,000 in scholarships annually to deserving kids, once estate funds are fully disbursed.
That's more than 3 times what we can give our graduates now. This means: