The Mountain Empire Community College Foundation and the Lee County Endowed Scholarship Committee are leading an effort to assist students in Lee County by providing scholarships

Dave Eggar

Dave Eggar

to attend Mountain Empire Community College.

Currently there are no endowed scholarships dedicated for Lee High and Thomas Walker graduates at MECC. The Lee County Endowed Scholarship Committee was formed by residents interested in making a difference in their community by raising funds to endow a scholarship that will help students from now into the future.

The group has started a GoFundMe account and has raised several thousands of dollars so far. There is an anonymous pledge to match any donations received up to  $30,000. Donations can be made at

The MECC Foundation and the Lee County Endowed Scholarship committee will host a special fundraising event on Thursday, September 27 featuring internationally-renowned cellist Dave Eggar at the Lee High Theater. All proceeds will benefit the Lee County Endowed Scholarship fund. We are currently seeking sponsorships to help assist with the cost of entertainment. Sponsorships can include the following options:

Gold Level $1,000 20 free event tickets and major placement branding on all marketing materials as a primary sponsor
Silver Level $500 10 free event tickets and smaller sized branding on all marketing materials as a sponsor
Bronze Level $250 5 free event tickets and mention as a sponsor at event

Tickets for the concert can be purchased online above, or at Powell Valley News at 41798 E Morgan AvePennington Gap or at the Town of Jonesville office located at 842 Park Street, Jonesville.

Those interested in supporting this effort by providing a sponsorship can call the MECC Foundation at 276.523.7466 or email For more information on the MECC Foundation call 276.523.7466 or visit