Two Bibb high schools establish endowments

The Community Foundation of Central Georgia announced Thursday that endowment funds had been set up for Central High School and Southwest High School.

The Miller-Lanier-Central Foundation created a scholarship fund to help Central graduates pursue higher education. The foundation is composed of alumni, past and present alumni and supporters from all three schools. Since March 2007, more than $35,000 has been collected, but the fund needs to reach at least $50,000 before money can be awarded.The foundation hopes to award its first scholarship to a Central senior this spring.

The Southwest High School Foundation was founded in July. In conjunction with the dedication of the new Southwest building, the group is building an endowment fund to support students at the school.

People wishing to contribute to either fund can send a check to: the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, 277 MLK Jr. Blvd., Suite 303 Macon GA 31201 and indicate on your check either Miller-Lanier-Central or Southwest. A donation also can be made online at for Central and for Southwest.