Meet our very first Sasquatch Celebrity, Geneva Ayers!
Geneva joined the CCS Foundation as a Data Processer in 2007, working her way up to her current job - Development Assistant. Geneva is best known for her key role in building strong relationships with community businesses and growing our Alumni Network.
1. What CCS Foundation scholarship or program do you support and why?
I donate monthly to the Red Nations Student Association Emergency Fund. This fund is important to me because it is specifically used for emergency scholarships for Native American students enrolled at SFCC. The awarded money can be used for things like books or partial tuition. This scholarship is particularly important to me because I’ve always had an interest in supporting our local tribes, especially after visiting the Inchelium and Republic campuses that serve tribal students.
2. Why do you choose to support the Foundation?
I support the Foundation because I like the dedication the Foundation has for helping students be successful and making a better life for themselves. I also like knowing that the money I donate directly supports our students.
3. What is one of your favorite hobbies?
Gardening! I enjoy planting a garden every year to share with family, friends and local food banks. One day I’d love to start a community garden. I’ve entered some of my crops into the Spokane Interstate Fair and have won grand champion with a 7.8 lb spaghetti squash and a 14.9 lb zucchini. I’ve also grown beets that have weighed up to 3lbs! I’ve been gardening for the past 20 years and each year my garden seems to keep getting bigger, but it’s my happy place. There is something about having my hands in the soil and connecting with the earth that brings me peace. Every year I say, I’m not going to plant a big garden but there is no stopping once I get started. Being able to go out to my garden and pick fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, herbs, or raspberries is the best part! It just doesn’t get any fresher than that!
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