Insurance Industry Shows Support for Rural Scholars Program
Kent State Columbiana County’s Rural Scholars program received $7,500 from the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation that will be used to support mentors and transportation costs for scholars.
The IICF presented its contribution at its Ohio Chapter Class of 2016 Grantees Reception by representatives Jessica Jung, director of sales, property and casualty at Oswald Companies, and Jeremy Bryant, executive vice president at Britton Gallagher.
Wendy Pfrenger, Rural Scholars program director, accepted the check on behalf of Kent State’s Columbiana County campuses, along with Matthew Butts, executive director of advancement for regional campuses and special programs, and Beth Beverly, an early childhood education major and Rural Scholars mentor.
The IICF is completely directed and funded by the insurance industry to help communities through grants, volunteer service and leadership. This year, the Ohio chapter of IICF awarded $93,000 to nonprofit organizations that serve communities throughout the state.
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Photo: On hand for the check presentation from the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation to Kent State’s Rural Scholars program were (from left) Matthew Butts, Jessica Jung, Beth Beverly, Wendy Pfrenger and Jeremy Bryant.