In the months since COVID-19 hit the region, the Sauk Valley has rallied to help Sauk Valley Community College students financially impacted by the pandemic. Generous gifts to the Chris Byar Student Emergency Fund are helping students cope with urgent and unexpected circumstances and Sterling Federal Bank has stepped up to contribute $5,000 to this essential fund.
This represents the largest contribution toward the matching gift challenge put forward by SVCC leadership in April, which matches every gift from one dollar up to five thousand. The gift was acquired by Sterling Federal Bank through a federal grant and was announced to the college by Nick Krumbholz, Vice President, Chief Retail Officer at Sterling Federal Bank and member of the Sauk Valley College Foundation board of directors.
The Foundation anticipates student requests to be heavy for the fall and spring semesters and it will continue to ask the public to give whatever they can in support of SVCC’s hard working students. To give to the Chris Byar Student Emergency Fund, please visit svcc.edu/give and click on Student Emergency Fund in the drop down box. Gifts may also be mailed to the Sauk Valley College Foundation, 173 IL Route 2, Dixon, Illinois, 61021.