Dearborn Goodfellows donates $11,000 to HFC to establish new scholarship

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Henry Ford College received some scholarship help from the Dearborn Goodfellows Thursday. During a meeting, HFC Development Vice President Reginald Best (left); Karl L. Fava (right), treasurer of the HFC Foundation Board of Directors and treasurer of the Goodfellows; and HFC President Stan Jensen (second from right) receive a check for $11,000 from Goodfellows Executive Director Larry Johnson,  which will help support student scholarships at the college.

DEARBORN – The Dearobrn Goodfellows donated $11,000 to Henry Ford College to establish an endowment that will provide one or more scholarships annually to candidates in the form of the newly created Dearborn Goodfellows Scholarship.

“I am proud to be a part of developing and creating the Dearborn Goodfellows Scholarship at HFC,” said Larry Johnson, Goodfellows executive director and city of of Dearborn employee. “With the support of the entire board of directors of the Dearborn Goodfellows, this scholarship was established to recognize those students who have contributed community service hours to help satisfy the needs of needy Dearborn children over a period of two or more years and are committed to obtaining a degree at (HFC).

“The establishment of this scholarship is a huge thank you to the recipient for what they have contributed to our organization and the community. We would hope that in helping the students become successful in their careers that they would one day return and continue to contribute to the Dearborn Goodfellows and the Dearborn community,”

“We are proud of our partnership with the Dearborn Goodfellows,” said A. Reginald Best Jr., HFC vice president of Development. “Both organizations in their own way are dedicated to the betterment of children. I am very pleased that the Dearborn Goodfellows have created this scholarship for deserving students.”

The Dearborn Goodfellows provides assistance to Dearborn children in need. They are best known for donating Christmas gifts to needy Dearborn children and provide year-around support for Dearborn children who are facing exceptional hardships and emergencies.

Established as the Good Cheer Club in 1923, the name was changed to and incorporated as the Dearborn Goodfellows in 1938.

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