Lewis Tree Service Contributes $100,000 to the MCC Foundation

West Henrietta, NY—Lewis Tree Service has pledged $100,000 to the Monroe Community College (MCC) Foundation to help college students facing financial challenges achieve their educational goals.

The Lewis Tree donation will be distributed over the next four years and is intended to meet both the immediate and long-term scholarship needs of Monroe Community College students. Beginning this fall, the Lewis Tree Service Scholarship will benefit Class of 2016 high school graduates who are enrolling in MCC; 50 percent of the pledge also will be allocated to an endowed fund which will provide scholarships in perpetuity. The scholarships funded by Lewis Tree will be made available to students who enroll full-time at MCC, consistently maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher and demonstrate both financial need and a commitment to learning.

“Every member of our employee-owned company is committed to investing in this community and in those who shape its future,” stated Thomas R. Rogers, President and CEO of Lewis Tree. “One of Lewis’ core values is ‘improvement-minded.’ We are proud of the students who become MCC scholarship recipients as they clearly demonstrate a strong devotion to this shared value. We are hopeful that our support will enable them to succeed and build strong futures for themselves and the community at large.”

“We are proud that so many MCC graduates are among the senior leadership team at Lewis Tree,” said MCC Foundation Executive Director Diane Shoger. “And we are extremely grateful for the company’s investment in helping MCC students achieve their goals.  Scholarships can often mean the difference in someone’s ability to attend college.  With this extraordinary commitment, Lewis Tree Service is helping dreams come true for deserving students in our community.”

Interested students can apply for the Lewis Tree Scholarship by visiting MCC’s scholarship website at https://monroecc.academicworks.com. The application period for the fall semester begins on September 1, 2016.

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Lewis Tree Service Senior Leadership Team and members of the Board of Directors. Back row (left to right): Cary Pappas, Christopher Maka, Alfred C. Engelfried, James Stenger, Walter Dodge, Steven Gould, Stephen Polozie, G. Paul Landavere, B. Christopher Kelly, Shawn Jones, Robert Petrone, Michael O’Connor, Christopher Jagel. Front row: James Barr, Eric Sampson, Robert Brewer, Dennis Brown, Thomas Rogers, Greg Reitz, Bernard Kelly and E. Philip Saunders.

About the MCC Foundation: The Monroe Community College Foundation seeks philanthropic investment to advance academic achievement, innovation, and the mission of excellence at the College. In 2014-2015, the MCC Foundation awarded nearly $1.17 million in scholarships to MCC students.

About Lewis Tree Service: As one of the largest providers of utility vegetation management services in North America, Lewis Tree Service is a leader in safety, responsiveness and innovation. Lewis personnel work in support of many investor-owned utilities, electric co-op and municipal electric utilities, providing a wide range of vegetation management services and expertise including transmission and distribution utility line clearing and outage response resources. Whether working around-the-clock in a storm or reliably managing the ongoing line clearing needs of their customers, utilities count on Lewis to get the job done right. Lewis Tree Service is 100% employee-owned with approximately 4,000 employees in the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit lewistree.com.

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