CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coastal Bend Community Foundation donated $50,000 to the Del Mar College Foundation. Twenty-thousand will go toward the college’s “Book Lending Program”, which allows students to check out textbooks for the semester at no charge.
The rest will go toward the campus's Student Emergency Aid Fund, which helps students make ends meet when unexpected expenses come up.
“This is going to help our students graduate and be successful in this community ” said Cathy Friese, grants director for The Coastal Bend Community Foundation. “Hopefully, they’ll be successful in other communities too as they wander out into the world and start their careers.”
This isn't the first major contribution the Coastal Bend Community Foundation has awarded Del Mar College; back in 2017, they gave $100,000 to help students impacted by Hurricane Harvey.