Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) Receives Save Mart Donation

L-R Angels Camp Store Manager, John Romine, Assistant Store Manager, Steve Saippa, CCF Scholarship Advisor, Paul DeBaldo, CCF BOD Member & Scholarship Committee Chair, Barbara White and CCF BOD Treasurer, Brent Harrington

Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) has received a generous $5000 donation from Save Mart Supermarkets. Funds benefit the Career and Technical Training (C&TT) Scholarship Fund. For the 6th year, Save Mart continues to support this scholarship fund and CCF applauds their on-going support.

Store Manager, John Romine, states, “We are proud to again be part of giving back to the community that supports our store and it’s employees. The Calaveras Community Foundation provides a great service to the community by providing opportunities to students interested in technical and vocational career paths. Save Mart is proud to partner with them in providing well-trained and educated employees that will help the local community fill needs in those areas.”

The C&TT scholarship fund, founded in 2010 and administered by CCF, supports the belief that high school graduates must have options in pursuing training/further education aside from the traditional four-year college. Many opportunities exist in our region for youth seeking associate degrees and certificates that can lead to technical or vocational career paths. Since the inception of this fund, 48 local students have received monetary awards with total dollar amounts over $55,000.

Scholarships awarded in 2016 benefited six high school students from Bret Harte, Mountain Oaks and Calaveras High Schools. Each recipient received $1500. Anticipated fields of study for these students included: nursing & medical, computer science, welding, agriculture and heavy equipment operation.

Continued generous donations like this one from Save Mart help raise the consciousness of other local business partners in assisting the youth of our community. As these and other funds continue to grow, CCF will be able to award more and higher dollar scholarships to C&TT applicants.

CCF, a 501 C 3 non-profit organization, welcomes donations from like-minded businesses and individuals who see the challenge ahead of making scholarship funds available to students pursuing technical or training career paths.