Lions Club of Flint donation

By Website Administrator | Apr 13, 2007

The Flint Downtown Host Lions Club made a five-year commitment to Kettering University with a $10,000 donation for two scholarships to be given to visually impaired students at the school.

The Flint Downtown Host Lions Club made a five-year commitment to Kettering University with a $10,000 donation for two scholarships to be given to visually impaired students at the school. Bob Vanderweil, president of the Lions group, recently presented a check to Dr. Stan Liberty, Kettering president.

The scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded two at a time over a period of five years. The Flint Downtown Host Lions Club initially gave Kettering $2,000 for two $1,000 scholarships in 2006. They were awarded to Tyrone Mansfield, of Flint, and Jermel Purse, of Detroit.

The Lions scholarship provides financial support for a student who is legally blind or visually impaired. The award is available to entering or continuing students. Students are selected based upon financial need and an essay about their educational and professional goals.

The 2007 donation was part of a Flint Downtown Host Lions Club initiative to support higher education in Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint, Mott Community College and Baker College also received $10,000 donations from the club.

Lions Club International was formed in 1917. The Flint Downtown Host Lions was established in 1921. Today, Lions Club International has a presence in 93 countries around the world with 1,350,000 members. Their motto is "We Serve," and they emphasize services for the blind and visually impaired.

Written by Dawn Hibbard
(810) 762-9865
dhibbard@kettering.edu