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David Yama, graduate of South Seattle College spoke at the annual Gifts from the Earth fundraising dinner on Jan. 24 about his time at the college and how he used it as a spring board for his interest in bioengineering and vascular research. The event raised nearly $215,000 for the institution.

Gifts from the Earth raises nearly $215,000 for South Seattle College

Speaker David Yama urged others to follow his example: Pursue scholarships and get a better education

The annual Gifts from the Earth Fundraising event at South Seattle College on Jan. 24, raised nearly $215,000 for the institution a new record in its twelve-year history. Proceeds from the event benefit South’s Foundation in its mission to support South students and programs with scholarships, internships, emergency funding, tutoring and more.

“Gifts from the Earth is an inspiring event where philanthropists and our sponsors come together for the common goal of supporting South students in their pursuit of a higher education and a fulfilling career,” South Seattle College President Gary Oertli said. “Their support has an enormous impact on our students’ ability to realize their dreams.”

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