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The AAFG Scholarship Program changes lives by making a college education possible.
Your contribution says to a child, “I believe in you and your future.”
AAFG Class of 2010 scholarship recipients and sponsors

About AAFG

Recipients receive…

  • $1,000 scholarship to attend Mendocino College
  • An understanding that they can go to college
  • The knowledge that obtaining an education is their key to increased opportunities in life

Are you ready to make a difference in a child’s life?

Jane Kesey, Christy Scollin and Katie Fairbairn all donate to the AAFG program each year as a group because they know that receiving a college education is the gateway to a life fully lived!

You, your friends, family or employer simply make a donation of $700. We do the rest…

It began simply enough…

Wade and Mary Lou Koeninger created the AAFG Scholarship Program because someone helped them go to college and they wanted to share the same gift with others.

"Every parent wants their child to have the opportunity to attend college and be successful. It is our sincerest hope that this program provides that very opportunity." —Wade and Mary Lou Koeninger

It's working...

  • 364 students have been awarded this honor since 2007
  • 33 have graduated from high school
  • 13 are attending College, 8 are at Mendocino College (as of May 2017)

"We believe that the best investment in our youth is to provide them with the financial means to attend college and secure their future."
—Mark and Wendy DeMeulenaere

You have options...

  • Annual donation of $700= a $1,000 Scholarship
    (7 people @ $100 each= $700; 14 people @ $50 each= 700 and so on...
  • Long-term AAFG plans are available

10 and 20 year named programs are available

10 years = 10 Student Scholarships or 10 lives that will be changed

20 years = 20 Student Scholarships or 20 lives that will be changed

Our Schools

  • Accelerated Achievement Academy
  • Anderson Valley Elementary
  • Blosser Lane Elementary
  • Cobb Mountain Elementary
  • Dana Gray Elementary
  • Eagle Peak Middle School
  • Frank Zeek Elementary
  • Grace Hudson Elementary
  • Kelseyville Elementary
  • Laytonville Elementary
  • Lucerne Elementary
  • Mendocino K-8
  • Nokomis Elementary
  • Oak Manor Elementary
  • Potter Valley Elementary
  • River Oak Charter School
  • Riviera Elementary
  • Round Valley Elementary
  • St. Mary's School
  • Terrace Middle School
  • Three Rivers Charter School
  • Upper Lake Union Elementary
  • Yokayo Elementary
  • Willits Charter Elementary School

Our donors are people just like you!

  • American Association of University Women, Ukiah Chapter
  • Andrew & Linda Banta
  • Barbara Nobles
  • Bette Fairbairn
  • Bob & Marlys Blanc
  • Bruce Burton
  • Caren Callahan
  • Carl & Gail Ehmann
  • Carrie Brigham
  • Carol Millsap, State Farm Insurance
  • Channing & Diana Cornell
  • Charles & Wanda Mannon
  • Christy & David Scollin
  • Claudia Smith-Hill
  • Dick Eschenbach
  • Donna & Ed Berry
  • Doug Boswell Family
  • Dr. Diane Harris & Doug Hammerstrom
  • Ed Haynes
  • Ehmann Family Trust
  • Gary Ross
  • George & Ruth Bradford Foundation
  • Jason & Jessica Silva
  • Jay & Lisa Epstein
  • Jim & Marilyn Harden
  • Joe & Diane Mayfield
  • John & Sandy Mayfield
  • John Buechsenstein
  • Judy Conard
  • Kathy & Mark Smith
  • Katie Fairbairn
  • Keeling-Barnes Family Foundation
  • Kelseyville Sunrise Rotary
  • Ken & Brenda Hoek
  • Kiwanis Club of Ukiah
  • Lake County Friends of Mendocino College
  • Lakeport Rotary
  • Leslie Banta
  • Lynda Myers
  • Lynne Bruner
  • Mark & Wendy DeMeulenaere
  • Mary Anne Landis & Howie Hawkes
  • Mary Heare Amodio
  • Mary Lamb
  • MC Management /Supervisory /Confidential Group
  • Mendo Lake Credit Union
  • Mendocino College Board of Trustees
  • Mendocino College Bookstore
  • Mendocino College Classified Senate
  • Mendocino College Foundation
  • Mendocino College Part Time Faculty
  • Mendocino College Trustees
  • North Shore Business Association
  • Pacific Redwood Medical Group
  • Paul Conrado
  • Richard & Beelu Robinson
  • Rotary Club of South Ukiah
  • Rotary Club of Willits
  • Sean Leland, State Farm Insurance
  • Solid Wastes of Willits
  • Stephanie Carullo
  • Stephen & Elisabeth Pasternak
  • Tallman Hotel/Blue Wing Saloon Restaurant
  • Theresa Sessoyeff
  • Tom & Angie Herman
  • Tommy & Ann Thornhill
  • Ukiah Bridge Club
  • Ukiah Kiwanis Club
  • Ukiah Saturday Afternoon Club
  • Ukiah Valley Medical Center
  • Umpqua Bank
  • UVMC Operating Room Family
  • Wade & MaryLou Koeninger
  • Willits Rotary Club

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