“I was raised in Greeley, attended District Six Schools, and I now serve my community as a Program Coordinator and Success Coach at UNC. What the Bright Futures grant means to me is an opportunity to provide financial support to underserved student populations. If I did not have the financial access this grant provided for me, I would have struggled to complete my undergraduate degree.”
– Rogelio Garcia Perez, UNC Program Coordinator
By nurturing and supporting the next generation through post-secondary tuition grant assistance, Bright Futures is building a strong foundation for a stable economy. Understanding the importance of trade and academic skills, the Weld County Board of Commissioners launched the program in 2015 to financially assist students who pursue post-secondary education or training and certification programs from a Title IV accredited institution. The program is for qualifying Weld County residents who have graduated from high school, obtained a GED, and honorably discharged U.S. Veterans, after 2016. Recipients receive financial assistance to pursue a degree or certification from post-secondary education or training program within Colorado and its surrounds states which includes Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming. Since 2016, over 5,300 students have been served and $20 million invested in their futures for a better trained and skilled workforce to improve and invest in our growing community.
Bright Futures has made a positive impact in supporting Weld County student career aspirations. Weld is uniquely positioned to prosper in a competitive and complex workforce environment. However, we must now strive to grow Bright Futures programing to multiply our impact and create a multi-generational legacy, which will help Weld County become the most educated County in Colorado. Proceeds from the Weld Legacy Foundation Gala will benefit Bright Futures.
We’re dying for you to join us at the 34th Annual Weld Legacy Foundation Gala, A Wicked Affair, presented by Chevron, and honored to announce this year’s Legacy Award Honoree is Scott Ehrlich, one of the visionary residents who formed the Achieving Community Excellence Program (ACE) to support Greeley/Evans School District 6 in the implementation of their work-based learning programming known as Career Pathways. With the financial assistance of the Weld County Commissioners, Bright Futures was established. Eat if you dare, a gourmet dinner, try your hand at the just-for-fun gaming tables, a whiskey and wine pull, haunting entertainment, dance to live music, and Howl at the Moon at this spook-tacular event!
Weld Legacy Foundation has been supporting the health-related needs of the Weld County community since 1975. We support health and education-focused nonprofits as well as established endowments and restricted funds with years of history that benefit programs, departments, and patients of North Colorado Medical Center. As Director of the Gala and this year’s Chairs, Sharon Herdman-Merkley and Rose Stoller, we invite you to be a part of building a legacy by supporting the next generation at the Weld Legacy Foundation Gala, Saturday, October 28, 2023. The Weld Legacy Foundation needs the support of sponsors and underwriters like you to succeed in our mission to “promote excellence in health and education in Weld County.”
Please consider committing to one or more of these opportunities to help support tomorrow’s Bright Futures!
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DoubleTree by Hilton Greeley at Lincoln Park
919 7th Street, Greeley, CO 80631
$129 based on single/double occupancy
Reserve by October 13, 2023. For reservations call (970) 304-0000 and use group code “WFG”
For more information, contact Diana Wood, Development Program Director at (970) 673-1154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.