LaGrange, Indiana – PC’s For Youth recently held their 4th annual fundraising dinner banquet at the American Legion on Tuesday, August 6th. With 100 tickets sold and numerous sponsors, this was PC’s For Youth’s largest event. The event raised over $4,000 for the organization's mission.
The nonprofit organization is based in LaGrange County, but gives students computers to use for educational purposes in Noble, Steuben, DeKalb, Elkhart, Kosciusko, and Whitley Counties as well. Since PC’s For Youth’s founding in 2006, the organization has given out over 250 computers to students to use for education.
At the dinner banquet, PC’s For Youth Executive Director Colton Strawser announced that he will be stepping down from his position as the organization’s Executive Director after four years. Under Strawser’s leadership, the organization added numerous counties, partnered with over 45 schools and organizations, and applied for 501(C)(3) status.
It was also announced that Connie Brower would be taking on the role of Trasitional Director for the organization. Brower previously served as the organization’s Director of Operations. Her new role was designed to help the organization transition from one Executive Director to the next. She is also working with the organization’s funders and supporters.
The organization would like to thank their event sponsor CenturyLink as well as their other sponsors: Strawser Auction Group, Price’s Laundry, Bowen Dental, Wolheter Farms, NISCO, Weaver Furniture Sales, Crystal Valley Computers, Parkview LaGrange Hospital, Lake Park Industries of Indiana, Lakeland Title Company, Farmers State Bank, Delta Theta Tau, Dekko Investment Services, Stanner Insurance, Lima Elevator, and Anna M. Efthimiou. Also a special thank you to Dutch Blessing Floral of Shipshewana for donating the centerpieces.
Generous silent auction donors were: Along The Pumpkinvine, Avon – Stacy Gagnon, Cedar Lake Golf Course, Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs, ComedySportz Indianapolis, Copper Top, Foltz Bakery, Grossman’s Restaurant & Lounge, Hector’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant, Heron Creek Golf Course, Kingsbury House Gallery, Komet’s Hockey, Mary Kay Cosmetics – Sue Pipher, Nestle Inn – Indianapolis, Mishler Packing Co., Peyton Manning – PeyBack Foundation, Riegsecker Marketplace, Schlemmer Hardware, Serenity Salon, and The 1875 Homestead – Nashville.