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OJC Press Release ID: 2631

Monday, March 6, 2017

OJC Foundation moving on to 2nd round in 2017 Brackets for Good Tournament

The Otero Junior College Foundation was selected from over 1530 nonprofit organizations from across the country who registered to compete in Brackets For Good 2017. After a low key first round, the OJCF has advanced to round two and is at press time behind in the competition. 

To get in the game and help the OJC Foundation win Brackets For Good Denver 2017 and win the $10,000 prize sponsored by mGive, visit and score points by making donations!

Proceeds from the event will benefit the President’s Leadership Program’s (PLP) scholarship fund.  PLP is designed to develop and foster tomorrow’s leaders. The program focuses on three major areas: experiential learning, service learning, and field experience. PLP scholars must submit an application, essay, and complete an interview before being admitted.  Our goal in recruiting new leaders for the program is to recognize ability, potential, and existing skills. 

For many, PLP offers new leadership ideas and skills; for others it polishes their leadership qualities. The scholarship program ensures that financial status does not interfere with the future leader's ability to participate in the program. 
“The opportunity to participate in this tournament presented itself, and true to the leaders they are, PLP members jumped at the chance,” said Sue Samaniego, OJC Foundation director. “The opportunity to help future PLP members and pay forward the opportunity they received made them spring into action. The program currently offers $20,000 in scholarships per year.  We hope to build that fund to ensure that future leaders can continue to benefit from the program without increased financial burden.”

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To get in the game and help the OJC Foundation win Brackets For Good Denver 2017, visit and score points by making donations!  Follow our progress on OJC’s Facebook and Twitter.

About the OJC Foundation

The OJC Foundation is a 501 (c)3 charitable, non-profit corporation dedicated to raising funds for Otero Junior College.  You, our donors, support and strengthen the College’s role in serving the educational needs of the community. Providing affordable, accessible and quality education is essential to our students and vital to our community. Through your donations, the Otero Junior College heritage and legacy will continue to flourish and the needs of current and future students will be met.

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Members of the Otero Junior College President’s Leadership Program (PLP) invite you to support future leaders by helping the OJC Foundation win the 2017 Brackets for Good Denver Tournament. Proceeds will go to the PLP scholarship fund through the OJC Foundation. Follow our progress and donate at: .