BANDON HISTORY 2017 Scholarship!

$8,451 of $25k goal

Raised by 58 people in 1 month
Bo Shindler  GOLD BEACH, OR
Going to college or trade school is a dream come true for many of us!

The Bandon Historical Society is sponsoring a “50 Years Later - 2017” scholarship for a deserving, meritorious, in-need student from Bandon High School who has displayed the potential to benefit society by furtherance of their education.   Here’s your opportunity to help!
 
The Bandon High School Class of 2017 will be the beneficiary of this scholarship funded by community supporters.    Any and all supporters who wish to celebrate the education and positive experiences they had while growing up in Bandon are encouraged to participate as well.    The BHS Class of 1967 graduated 50 years ago and is taking the lead by organizing and making donations to the scholarship.    

Parameters for the scholarship are determined by the Bandon Historical Society and Museum Board of Directors who will make the presentation at the June 2017 graduation exercises.     Since you’re donating to a non-profit your donation is tax deductible.    
 
A lot has happened in the past 50 years at Bandon High School.    The building that the students went to classes in burned to the ground in 1974.    A new school, new gymnasium, new athletic fields and stadiums have replaced the facilities.    It’s a new world with new challenges out there.    This is your opportunity to help young people equip  themselves for the challenges ahead!
 
An anonymous donor has committed to cover fundraising costs so that means 100% of your donation goes to this scholarship.    Fifty Years Later is about people who want to give back to the community and provide assistance to others!

The deadline for donations for this year's scholarship is May 1.

Please let us know if you have any questions!

You can also mail donations to BHS 50 Years Later Scholarship 2017, c/o Bandon Historical Society, P. O. Box 737, Bandon, Oregon  97411
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Update 9
Posted by Bo Shindler
16 days ago
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This photo was taken prior to the East-West Shrine Game in August of 1966 over at the Round-Up Arena in Pendleton, Oregon . Bandon played in the finals the prior season and Dick Sutherland was chosen as head coach for the West Team which meant he could select 3 players from his squad for the honor game. Three more athletes were also chosen from the south coast. Seen here, left to right, are Dewey Kiefer (Bandon), Tom Rausch (Powers), Harvey “Skip” Longanecker (Bandon), Coach Sutherland, Dave Howard (Bandon), Cleve Thompson (Gold Beach), and Dan Brewster (Myrtle Point). It was the 14th year the Shrine game was held and the West squad won handily. Dewey Kiefer was named MVP of the game and all three Bandon players went on to play football in college programs. Today the East-West Shrine game is held in Baker City, Oregon and this year’s game will be the 65th time the game has been held in Oregon. Coach Dick Sutherland was selected to coach the West team two different years during his career and passed away in September of 1996, Skip Longanecker passed Feb 2013.

Consider making your gift to help someone the same way Dick Sutherland and so many other teachers and coaches helped these guys and countless others. If you had an instructor, teacher, or coach who mentored you or had a positive effect on your life consider giving to this scholarship in their name.

In addition to the GoFundMe online site, the Bandon Historical Society is also accepting contributions for the Bandon History 2017 Scholarship by mailing your check to 50 Years Later Scholarship, c/o Bandon Historical Society, P. O. Box 737, Bandon, Oregon 97411.
August 1966, East-West Shrine Sunset Six
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Update 8
Posted by Bo Shindler
19 days ago
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At the half way point all but 2% of contributions have come from Bandon High School graduates. A recent donor commented that this project is a way to “Pay It Back for what we received and Pay It Forward to the next generation”. Individuals from the classes of 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1976, and 1989 have stepped forward. Is your class represented in this Pay It Back – Pay It Forward campaign? 25 Days left until 1 May when fundraising winds down, contribute today and help make a difference!
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Update 7
Posted by Bo Shindler
20 days ago
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26 days to go until the 50 Years Scholarship campaign winds up on the 1st of May. What a difference a day makes, today contributions totaled $900! Please consider making your contribution today! Thanks to the generosity of 36 contributors the total balance through today including funds sent directly to the Bandon Historical Society is $5126.
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Update 6
Posted by Bo Shindler
21 days ago
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The countdown starts, 27 days to go until the 50 Years Scholarship campaign winds up on the 1st of May. Please consider making your contribution today! Thanks to the generosity of 32 contributors the total balance through today including funds sent directly to the Bandon Historical Society is $4226.
Entry to Old Town Bandon, pre-1936
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Two Bandon High School graduates (Class of 85 & 91) We support the youth, the youth is the hope of our future!! Great idea Steve Fox! Cheers!!

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In the memory of Nancy Ellingson

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