Campus Fund Drive winds up with two going to “Jail”
Activities part of Scholarship Fund Drive to benefit HCC
|Dr. Ervin V. Griffin, Sr. and
Jennifer Jones were sent to the HCC Foundation
Jail N’ Bail Center to raise additional monies
to benefit student scholarships during the
Campus Fund Drive Celebration, Nov. 25.
Halifax Community College
Foundation held its annual Campus Fund Drive (CFD)
Celebration earlier today at The Centre. The fund drive
targets gifts from HCC faculty, staff and administrators.
This year’s goal is $20,000. The drive kicked off Oct. 23
during the Scholarship Awards Ceremony & Luncheon. Since
that date, the campus community has contributed gifts to
specific scholarships and the Foundation’s General Fund to
assist in meeting student needs.
“Thank you so much for your support and all of your giving
to make our fund drive the success that it is today,” said
CFD ‘08 Sheriff Ruby Ward. “Our students really need that
To help meet the goal, an administrator and a staff person
were selected to go to the HCC Foundation Jail N’ Bail
Center during today’s event to raise more funds. In previous
weeks, campus donors voted for the faculty/staff member and
administrator that they wanted to send to jail. Prior to the
event, the CFD had met 85% of its goal.
Judge Brenda Branch presided over the court session and
announced that HCC President, Dr. Ervin V. Griffin, Sr. and
his administrative assistant, Jennifer Jones, had been voted
to go to jail. After sentencing, each raised enough bail to
be released and were placed on probation until the remaining
funds are obtained, totaling $3,000 between the two.
“We want everybody to participate,” said Griffin. “Give
because you want to give. When we give willingly it comes
back in other ways that we don’t even know about.”