The St. Clair County Community College Foundation today is launching a 100 Nurses in 100 Days campaign to boost fundraising for its previously announced efforts to purchase additional technology for SC4's allied health students and medical community training.
The Foundation’s goal is to purchase a birthing simulator and newborn infant simulator to allow SC4 students and the medical community to receive the specialized, hands-on training they need to work with pregnant mothers and the tiniest of patients.
Thanks to support from McLaren Port Huron Foundation and other generous donors, the Foundation has raised $90,000 toward its $100,000 goal to date.
To complete the fundraising by National Nurses Day on May 6, the SC4 Foundation is asking 100 people to make a $100 donation in the next 100 days.
All gifts will be matched dollar for dollar thanks to a special gift from Marshall and Debbie Campbell.
Gifts can be made by nurses or medical professionals who wish to support the education of the next generation of nurses.
Community members also can make a donation in honor of a special nurse who has impacted their life. Honored nurses will receive a certificate to indicate that a donation has been made in their honor. “This campaign is personal for my family and for me,” SC4 Foundation Board member Marshall Campbell said. “During delivery our grandson went through an unexpected and critical life threatening experience. A very well-trained nurse in the delivery room played a vital role in saving his life. We are very proud to be a part of supporting the SC4 birthing simulator program.”
An expanded SC4 Simulation Center and McLaren Port Huron Training Lab will open in the annex of SC4's A.J. Theisen Building later this year. The simulation center will move from its current home in the Clara E. Mackenzie Building to allow more room for student training.
All donors and nurses will be honored with recognition in the new lab.
To learn more about the campaign or donate, visit www.sc4.edu/100nurses or call SC4 Director of College Advancement Jody Skonieczny at (810) 989-5761.
The SC4 Foundation was chartered in 1963 by a group of visionary business and community leaders as a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting St. Clair County Community College in developing its educational programs and expanding its facilities.