During the event, Lisa Gibert, president and CEO of the Clark College Foundation and Clark College President Bob Knight, presented the Firstenburg Foundation with the 2012 Inspirational Leadership for Education Award in memory of Ed and Mary Firstenburg.
“This recognition, considering the passion and interest of Ed and Mary toward Clark College as the economic engine for the community, is a befitting way to celebrate their legacy for the residents of Southwest Washington,” said Gibert.
Additionally, a second award – the Presidential Award for Excellence – was presented to family members Bill and Jeanne Firstenburg, Bruce and Diane Firstenburg, and Paul and Joyce Chiles.
“The quality of life in Southwest Washington continues to be enhanced because of the dedication and generosity of these praiseworthy individuals,” said Knight.
Established in 1973, the Clark College Foundation serves as the fundraising arm of Clark College to support student access to educational programs and services. Savoring Excellence is a yearly event hosted by the foundation to honor major contributors to the programs and students of Clark College.