Wednesday, February 11, 2009


GEICO's Gecko pilfers a dollar in the company's latest TV ad, but the reality is that the insurance giant is generous in its giving...

Michael A. Catell, Director of Foundation and Alumni Relations for the Germanna Community College Educational Foundation, is thanking GEICO Insurance for its donation of $15,000 to the Germanna Guarantee Program.

The program assists students in need who have not been able to get sufficient financial aid from other sources by helping to pay for tuition and books.

"With your gift, the college will be able to continue to provide high quality, accessible learning opportunities for students within our community who might not otherwise be able to pursue their dream of higher education," Catell told Amanda Talbert, Director of Community Relations for GEICO Insurance in the Fredericksburg area.

A recent survey showed that Germanna is the fastest-growing college in Virginia.

That, Catell said, makes donations like the one from GEICO critical to GCC. "Community support, both from individuals and business partners such as GEICO, has been crucial in helping meet the challenges of this growth and the changing needs of our students," he told Talbert.

"Be assured that your gift has made a huge difference for our students."

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