Ormat donates $45K to local student scholarship fund
Mammoth Lakes—Mammoth Lakes Foundation is pleased to announce a new partnership with Ormat Technologies. Ormat recently made a commitment of $45,000 over the next three years to support Dave McCoy’s vision of enabling higher education and cultural enrichment in the Eastern Sierra.
“The Mammoth Lakes Foundation wishes to express its gratitude to Ormat Technologies for their generous gift of $45,000 to support student scholarships for Mono County students attending Cerro Coso Community College,” said Mammoth Lakes Foundation Executive Director Rich Boccia. “This partnership between the two organizations will help support our local students in pursuing their dreams and aspirations.”
“Ormat is honored to participate in the Mammoth Lakes Foundation Student Scholarship Program,” said Ormat’s Executive Director Paul Thomsen. “Ormat has been a part of the Mammoth community for more than 30 years. This partnership aligns with Ormat’s ongoing efforts to support community development through funding scholarships and institutions that promote higher education.”
Mammoth Lakes Foundation has awarded more than 670 student scholarships since the inception of the program in 2003. “We are proud of the number of degrees and certificates that students have earned over the years that have opened the doors to an improved quality of life for these graduates and their families,” Boccia said. Public education in the United States emerged in part from the goals of democratic society: to prepare people to become responsible citizens; to improve social conditions; to promote cultural unity; to help people become economically self-sufficient; and to enhance individual happiness and enrich individual lives.