Campus News 2007

For Immediate Release
September 5, 2007

HCCF kicks off 30th year
Schreiner University’s Hill Country College Fund kicked off its 30th year with a donor luncheon in the ballroom of the Floyd and Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center.

Adding to the excitement of the event, Hill Country College Fund campaign leaders announced Wednesday at the luncheon that $113,000 has been raised in advanced gifts toward this year’s $550,000 goal.

HCCF provides need-based tuition grants to Schreiner students from Kerr, Gillespie, Bandera, Kendall, Kimble Edwards and Real counties.

“We are very excited to celebrate 30 years of making college dreams a reality for our local students,” said Jennifer Farhoudi, associate director of development for annual giving & Hill Country College Fund. “I am inspired by the work that our community has been able to accomplish through the Hill Country College Fund. This year more than 300 students will be able to attend college because of HCCF grants made possible through the generosity of our community. College would not be possible for many of these students without the aid of HCCF.”

2007 HCCF Kick Off Chairmen and Co-chairs

Bottom left: Sue Tiemann, HCCF Campaign Chairman, James Avery, Honorary Chairman;
top left: David McConkey, Business Division Co-Chair, Mike Hunter, HCCF Vice Chairman, Dr. Kiley Miller University Division Co-Chair, Fay Stafford, Advanced Gifts Division Co-Chair, Linda Somerville, Advanced Gifts Division Co-Chair and Shelby Peschel, Community Division Co-Chair

James Avery was one of the event’s speakers. James Avery Craftsman Inc. has long been a supporter of HCCF, and contributed $30,000 to the fund this year.

“We have a deep commitment to giving back to the communities that have been so supportive of James Avery over the years,” said Avery. “But we reserve a special place for our hometown of Kerrville and we’re especially proud to support Schreiner University and higher education right here in the Hill Country.”

For more information about HCCF, call Jennifer Farhoudi at (830) 792-7208 or visit the Schreiner Web site at

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