The Great Basin College Phone-a-thon raised $344,920 in pledges and matching gifts for the GBC Foundation Annual Fund. This is a 350 percent increase from last year's phone-a-thon according to GBC Annual Giving Director Julie Gallagher.
"We contacted 2,700 people in our community and 74 percent gave a gift to the college," Gallagher said. "We have seen a tremendous support from the community. This is a great sign for the future growth of GBC. We are thrilled about our success rate this year because our original goal was $206,000."