On Monday, March 6, 2017 the Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma made a $50,000 donation to the Connors State College Development Foundation for the creation of the Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma Endowment for Community Service Grant.
The Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma made this donation to the college to provide a permanent source of academic enrichment at CSC with the understanding that endowed funds are critical to the college as they create and sustain educational programs.
Recipients of the Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma Community Service Grant will be selected by a committee composed of a member of the administration of CSC, a member of the Warner and Muskogee Public Schools, a member of Warner and Muskogee Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Muskogee County Department of Human Services, all of whom will advise the Foundation as to their selection.
“This endowment will generate an annual competitive grant for student groups and programs to fund community service projects,” said Dr. Ryan Blanton, Associate Vice President for External Affairs. “This is an exceptional gift to the college that will support our student’s abilities and opportunities to positively impact their community.”
A few stipulations for the recipients of this grant include being a CSC student group or activity program which will provide a meaningful and beneficial service to the communities within the service area of the college. The grant may also be awarded to a faculty member who is wishing to implement a service learning project in their course curriculum.
“We are very thankful to the Masonic Fraternity for their generous donation,” said Dr. Ron Ramming, Interim President of Connors State College. “This grant will allow our students, faculty and staff a greater opportunity to reach out into the community and give back for years to come.”