United Way Campaign: How the UW is Accountable

If you have not returned your pledge forms for United Way please do so as our campaign is coming to a close, November 12th (send forms to your team captain or Mansfield Matthewson). Ever wonder how United Way and its funding agencies are accountable to donors?

Heart of West Michigan United Way’s operating budget is audited by an independent accounting firm and is carefully review by the members of the United Way Finance and Audit Committee and Board of Directors.

All agencies and programs requesting United Way funding also undergo careful, regular and in-depth financial review by experienced and trained volunteers and professional staff who review audited statements and budget documents. In addition, agencies must report annually about the impact of their programs and services. all United Way-funded agencies must be registered 501(c) 3 agencies, and must abide by the U.S. charitable laws.

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GRCC in the News: 11/10/10

Vet gets GRCC diploma 63 years after World War II, family ties interrupted education
Published: Tuesday, November 09, 2010, 7:42 PM | Kaitlin Shawgo | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — With eyes gleaming and an American flag pin flashing on his lapel, World War II veteran and Robert Clark received his college diploma on Tuesday— 63 years late. Clark was surprised to receive his associate of arts degree hand delivered by Grand Rapids Community College President Steven Ender during lunch at Cascade Hills Country Club, where both play golf.  (More)

GRCC to hold winter classes in Lowell
Bob Brenzing | Updated:11/9/2010 1:38:37 PM

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) – Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) will be holding some Winter 2011 classes in Lowell. “The demand for GRCC classes continues to stay strong,” says Dr. Steven C. Ender, President, Grand Rapids Community College in a press release.  (More)

GRCC offers classes in Lowell for 2011 Creating even more opportunities for students
Tuesday, 09 Nov 2010, 1:42 PM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Grand Rapids Community College is now offering classes in Lowell. Students can sign up for Intermediate Algebra, English Composition, Political Science, Psychology and Interpersonal Communication.  (More)

Lawrence Tech, GRCC Coordinate Architectural Programs
mnroush | GLITR, Technology | 11/9/2010 6:17 pm | WWJ Newsradio

Lawrence Technological University and Grand Rapids Community College have signed an agreement that allows GRCC students to transfer credits and accelerate their progress toward a bachelor’s degree in architecture at Lawrence Tech.  (More)

Free Hockey Night – Date Change: 12/8/10

Several businesses/organizations, the DDA, the Griffins and the Arena District, looking to illuminate our downtown to those who work here but leave at 5:00 each night and/or as an introduction to those who are new to the area and are just getting to know our downtown, joined forces and put together a Wednesday Hockey Night promotional package. Each package combines 2 to 4 hockey tickets and restaurant specials when you show your Wednesday night Griffins hockey ticket. Many downtown restaurants will be offering drink specials and 20% off food when you show your hockey ticket.

If you would like tickets to this Hockey Night, contact Employee Professional Development & Enrichment by Monday, November 15 at employeedevelopment@grcc.edu Give your Name, Department and the number of tickets you would like. Please request tickets only if you know you will be able to use them.

Raider Salute to Aaron Chew

Mike Faber of the Older Learner Center sent this salute:

I would like to recognize Food Services Director, Aaron Chew, for going above and beyond the call of duty in assisting our group with multiple technology challenges during this morning’s Caregiver Resource Network breakfast meeting in the SCC Multipurpose Room. Aaron with the help of Ben from the IT Help Desk were able to resolve our technology issues which allowed us to start and end this meeting with 80 community partners on time. Kudos also to the Food Services staff for an excellent breakfast!