Rotary receives $300,000

The Rotary Club of Toccoa was presented a $300,000 check for the Rotary Foundation.

When the Stephens County Education Fund dissolved, the organization sought out a 501(c)(3) that would utilize the funds to promote education throughout Stephens County.

Bob Defenbaugh, a member of the Rotary Club and Former President of SCEF, told WNEG News about the check presentation and what the Rotary Club anticipates to use the funds for.

The SCEF was originally set up to provide loans for citizens of Stephens County who wanted to continue their education through technical college or universities; however, there were no significant interest throughout the community, resulting in the group dissolving.

The Rotary Club of Toccoa was one organization that had originally helped fund the SCEF.

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