Community Raises $17,000 to Give College Scholarships to Local Youth

Grand Lodge to Award Scholarships to 10 Recent H.S. Graduates
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June 7, 2012 - PRLog -- LINCOLN, Neb. – Residents of Grand Lodge at the Preserve care so much about higher education for local youth that they raised more than $17,000 for a special program to fund college scholarships. The residents at the senior living community formed the program as a way to give back and help foster a culture of excellence and achievement in the Lincoln area. The program has seen significant growth in its second year in funding, as well as in the number of high school seniors receiving scholarships.

The 10 high school seniors and recent graduates will be awarded the college scholarships at a presentation ceremony and luncheon. Lincoln Public Schools’ Associate Superintendent Marilyn Moore will be the keynote speaker.  The event takes place on Friday, June 8, from 11:45am to 1pm at Grand Lodge at the Preserve.

The scholarships will be awarded on different funding levels and are based on various qualifications. All recipients have worked at Grand Lodge and will be available at the ceremony to outline their college plans and what field they aspire to pursue. Scholarship winners and colleges of choice are listed below.
Brittany Brodecky        University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Tara Bucher              University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Sarah Campbell           University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Eric Connor              University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Madison Hayward      Nebraska Wesleyan University
Kate Janike              Oklahoma State University
Katlyn Loof              University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Michael Romanek      University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Josiah Southwick       Southeast Community College
Autumn Trujillo           University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Media Contact
Photo/Video, interview and other media opportunities are available at the event. For additional info, contact:
Dave Dunn, Public Relations, Direct: 913-754-2318

About Grand Lodge
Grand Lodge at the Preserve, located at 4400 S. 80th Street in Lincoln, Neb., is a Life Care community that provides senior adults with a unique lifestyle experience and a variety of residential options, including maintenance-free independent and assisted living apartment homes, and skilled nursing care through the community’s priority access to Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, if ever needed. Residents enjoy a full range of services and amenities, such as a library, hair salon, wellness center, workshop and recreation room. More information about Grand Lodge is available by calling (402) 489-8505 or by visiting  

About Lifespace Communities
Grand Lodge is owned and operated by Lifespace Communities, Inc. Founded in 1976, Lifespace Communities, based in Des Moines, Iowa, is a not-for-profit corporation that has grown to operate 12 continuing care retirement communities in seven states, serving more than 5,000 residents and employing 2,500 team members. Communities are located in Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, Illinois, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Florida. The organization is recognized by the LeadingAge Ziegler Top 100 as the seventh largest not-for-profit senior living provider system in the country. For more information about Lifespace and its communities, visit
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