Ivy Tech Community College’s Wabash Site brought in $21,000 Friday night at Monopoly Night. All funds will benefit the Community Spirit Scholarship, which provides scholarships to Wabash County Ivy Tech students.
The site has hosted the event for nine years, and it has raised more than $165,000 total in that time period. Pam Guthrie, Wabash Site director, credits part of the event’s success with how much fun attendees have.
Funds come in from ticket sales and silent auction items.
“Many students are so thankful about receiving these scholarships,” Guthrie says. “It is not just the funding. It’s also the knowledge that somebody believes in them enough to encourage them to reach their educational goals. This kind of community support is meaningful to students, staff, and faculty.”
Guthrie’s last day with the College was Tuesday. She has retired after thirty years of service.