Clay Electric donates $10,000 to the CF Patriot Fund

Clay Electric Foundation seen here handing off the donation check to the CF Foundation. [Photo supplied]

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Posted April 22, 2022 | By Ocala Gazette Staff

The College of Central Florida (CF) received a $10,000 donation from the Clay Electric Foundation in support of the CF Foundation’s Patriot Fund on April 7, according to a CF press release. The funds were raised through Clay Electric’s “Operation Round-Up” campaign. 

The Patriot Fund is and “important initiative” that provides financial assistance to help keep CF students in school and on track towards graduation despite any emergencies that might pop up, according to college officials, adding, that as of April 15, Clay Electric has donated $40,000 to the Patriot Fund. 

“Our long and continued relationship with Clay Electric is much appreciated and allows us to help students remain in college even when they experience unforeseen circumstances,” said Chris Knife, vice president of Development and CEO of the CF Foundation.

Derek Hembree, district manager for Clay Electric at Salt Springs, said, “Clay Electric is a proud supporter of [CF] students.” 

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