Gonzales Rotary donates to the Ascension Fund

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Pictured from left to right are: Jennifer DeFrances, Executive Director, the Ascension Fund; and Fritz Englade, Sr., Gonzales Rotarian.

For the past several years, the Gonzales Rotary Club has held an annual event called Stake in Education to raise money for the Ascension Fund.  “The Gonzales Rotary Club has been a long-time supporter of the Ascension Fund,” said President Tim Pujol.  “In fact,” he said, “the Ascension Fund was established as a project of the Gonzales Rotary in 1991.   Since then, the Gonzales Rotary has endeavored to provide on-going support through fundraisers such as Stake in Education.

Steak in Education Coordinator and Rotarian, Fritz Englade, Jr., presented a check for $14,000 to Ascension Fund Executive Director, Jennifer DeFrances, during a recent meeting.  In thanking Rotarians for the generous donation, DeFrances noted that it is particularly needed and appreciated since the organization no longer receives the matching state funds that it once did.