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Rockford Promise December 2016 Newsletter
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Raise the Roof

Thank you to all who attended Rockford Promise’s first fundraising event ”Raise the Roof” on October 22, 2016. Nearly 200 attended, raising over $45,000 to support Rockford students!1. Like us on our Facebook page and join the Rockford Promise Facebook group

1st Public Event at The Standard

Guests were treated to a debut experience at the beautiful venue, The Standard. The view from the roof was breathtaking! Guests met and interacted with current Rockford Scholars. Games were played, fabulous food from Abreo was served, and dancing into the night left everyone feeling positive about Rockford.

Raised Over $45,000

Thanks to the following sponsors:
  • Rockford University
  • Rock Valley College Foundation
  • Alpine Bank
  • KMK Media Group
  • Viking Chemical Company
  • SwedishAmerican Foundation
  • Byron Bank
  • Gambino Realtors
  • Rockford Housing Authority

Sponsored Scholarships!

SwedishAmerican is leading the way!
  • A SwedishAmerican physician and spouse have committed to a RVC scholarship - 1 student for 2 years. This physician family will also be establishing a mentoring relationship with the student.
  • SwedishAmerican Medical Group has committed to sponsoring a student for two years at Rock Valley College.
Thanks Swedish American for your support and leadership!


It was a fun night for a great cause and everyone came dressed to support their university! Growing a college-going culture is part of the Rockford Promise plan!


Not only did our guests have a great time supporting Rockford Promise, they also enjoyed the camaraderie with other Cub fans as they clinched the National League Championship!!

Scholars Jimmy Boliboun, Jennifer Rosales, and Alondra Torres

L to R: Dr. Howard Spearman-RVC, Victoria Zwicky-ReedScholar, Dr. Douglas J. Jensen, RVC President, Erica Bibalou & Jimmy Boliboun, Scholars.

Jennifer Rosales-Scholar, Dr. Eric Fulcomer-RU, Alondra Torres, Scholar

Superintendent Ehren Jarret tries his best shot at the Pop-a-shot game, helping to raise money for scholarships!

Dr. Karen and Jimmy Walker have their school colors on!

Cubs Win! Cubs Win!

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