Jim Fenningham Memorial Scholarship

$1,140 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 22 people in 45 months
Jim was my husband. Jim died of metastatic cancer at the age of 60.

October 2016 marked the three year anniversary of Jim's death. 

Jim had a Masters Degree in Counseling. As an administrator he was dedicated to helping college students achieve academic success. He started his career at Grossmont Community College in San Diego County as the Director of Admissions & Records. He ended his career as the Dean of Counseling & Student Services. Over his years at the college his caring and gentle way garnered respect from all he encountered. He was a good man.

Jim spent 24 years passionately assisting students and staff at Grossmont College. He often commented on how the people he worked with felt like family. I can think of nothing better to honor my husband and friend than to help a student through college.

Shortly after his death I started The Jim Fenningham Memorial Scholarship at Grossmont College. One semester this scholarship is awarded to a student in the Arts & Humanities. The next semester it is awarded to a student in the Social Sciences. I opted to have this scholarship alternate between these two majors because the two areas were a major focus of Jim's adult life. He had a passion for both.

My goal is to continue the scholarship for many years to come. With the help of the Grossmont College Foundation I would like to make this a Perpetual
. I need to raise money to accomplish this. If you would like to help with this cause, all donations would be greatly appreciated. 
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Hey it has been a while since I have been on here. The money raising started fast and now has slowed to a trickle. I have not been promoting like I should. If you would like to donate to The Jim Fenningham Memorial Scholarship Fund, it would be greatly appreciated.
We are about half way to making this a perpetual scholarship. This has been my goal since I created this account.
All donations no matter how small or large are appreciated from the depths of my being.
Thank you.
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It has been a while since I have posted an update. This past weekend was the bi-annual scholarship breakfast. Again I was able to witness the best of the next generation of students receive their scholarships. It is such a eye awakening opportunity to see these high achieving students move past many personal difficulties to achieve. I am glad I set up this scholarship. Each semester all of us who donate help move this dream of an education forward.
I have raised over $9000 to make this a perpetual scholarship. I only have $16000 to go. When you consider donating to a cause please remember this one. Jim would be proud. He was so dedicated to student success
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Hi Everyone, I have been raising money for the Jim Fenningham Memorial Scholarship. I am attempting to make this a perpetual scholarship. I need to raise $18,000. I am posting a reminder that I am still trying to raise funds to make this a perpetual scholarship to help students succeed in college.

Please help, if you can. Any donation no matter how small is deeply and gratefully appreciated.

If you would like to pass this on to your Facebook, Twitter, e-mail contacts please don't hesitate.

This is a very heart felt mission on my part.

Thank you.
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Raising money for the scholarship started out strong. Now I need to keep it going. If you want to consider donating there is no time like the present.
Could you consider sharing this with your facebook or other social media friends?
Each donation helps a student achieve their college goals.
Thank you.
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$1,140 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 22 people in 45 months
Created February 28, 2015
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Aline King
11 months ago

What a blessing Jim still is!! And so are you!!

Margee Scannell
13 months ago

What a wonderful way to honor your Jim! I'm in!

Lisa Griffiths
13 months ago

With love & respect to the both of you.

Joyce Bell
28 months ago

My way of saying thank you for the FCCLA - Jim Davis program. The money I earned is paying for my pet sitter when I go to Australia in December of this year.

29 months ago
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