Support needed to fund Carol McFeggan Scholarship

Published: Sep. 15, 2023 at 8:10 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Organizers are reaching out to the community and asking for help in funding the Carol McFeggan Scholarship program for Auburn High School students.

The program was created in honor of Carol McFeggan, a former receptionist for the school who was known for her compassion and generosity before she was killed in 2009.

“I just think it’s wonderful that the Auburn staff did this in memory of my mom. She wanted everybody included, and she just shouldn’t just love to help people,” says Carol’s daughter Sarah McFeggan.

Depending on funds, the scholarships award one or two students a $500 scholarship, but the money is running low. A GoFundMe was created to accept any donations from the community to help keep the scholarship program going.

“Carol would want to give everybody the money she would say, oh, just give it to everybody. But we can only do so much with the money we had. So, we want to you know, get our funds up so we don’t have to worry about running out of money again,” says GoFundMe organizer Kathy Johnson.