EWC Major Gifts Campaign Co-chairs Selected
August 8, 2003
(Torrington, WY) Todd Peterson and Ted Bentley have been selected to serve as the campaign co-chairs for the Eastern Wyoming College Major Gifts Campaign, according to Jack Bottenfield, President of Eastern Wyoming College. "With their leadership, we are certain the campaign will be successful," Bottenfield said.
The enlistment of Bentley and Peterson as co-chairs was accomplished by Gary Olson, chairman of the Selection and Enlistment Committee. Olson said, "While there are many capable leaders in the community and county, it was the unanimous opinion of the committee that Ted and Todd would be exceptional choices to serve as co-chairs of this campaign."
According to Olson, the general campaign co-chairs will serve as the chief executive officers of the campaign and will actively guide and inspire all those under them. Their responsibilities will be to select and enlist each of the division chairs and to serve as the co-chairs of the Campaign Executive Committee.
"When I was asked to serve as co-chair of the campaign I was very honored, and saw it as an excellent way to give back to the community," said Bentley. "Eastern Wyoming College is a very important economic asset to Goshen County, and this campaign is an opportunity to support the continued growth and expansion of the best community college in Wyoming."
"Eastern Wyoming College and the staff of the college contribute so much to Torrington and Goshen County. With this major gifts campaign we will be able to maintain EWC, keeping it at the level of excellence the faculty, administration and board have worked hard to achieve. The education I received at Eastern prepared me for my career, and I am very excited about the opportunity to give back to the college," Peterson said.
Preparation for the major gifts campaign began in August of 2002 and is expected to continue through July 2004. The goal for the campaign will be established after the solicitation of lead gifts, Board of Trustees, Foundation Board and EWC employees. "We have enjoyed tremendous support for the campaign to date," Bottenfield said. "We expect to involve over 200 community volunteers before the campaign is completed."