Club foundation supports international students

The Grand Junction Rotary Club Foundation has donated $60,000 to Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction to help renovate a building housing international student programs.

Max Krey, a philanthropist and Grand Junction Rotarian, made a contribution to CMU last year and asked that the building housing international student programs be named Rotary Hall. The Grand Junction Rotary Club Foundation subsequently challenged Grand Valley Rotary clubs to raise $30,000, an amount the foundation would match.

“We are all very proud to be part of Rotary International, and I am pleased that all five of the area clubs stepped up to support this worthy cause,” said Cliff Anson, president of the Grand Junction Rotary Club Foundation. The effort fits with the goal of Rotary International to promote peace through understanding, Anson said.

The donation will help purchase technology and learning equipment for international student programs at CMU. During the fall semester, 67 international students were enrolled there.

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