Alumnus Edward “Ted” Frey Jr. contributed both his time and resources to GRCC’s life-changing mission for many years before his death at age 77 in April 2022.
Frey was treasurer and secretary of his family’s Frey Foundation, which made its first donation to GRJC in 1974, the year it was established. Since then, the foundation and GRCC have collaborated on early childhood education projects, capital campaigns and the renovation of the Albert P. Smith Music Center.
Ted Frey served on the GRCC Foundation board of directors from 1992 to 2001, and the Frey Foundation was honored during the college’s Scholarfest in 2015.
“Ted was a proud GRJC alumnus and foundation board member who knew how a community college education can change lives and wanted to make sure others had opportunities to attend,” said Dr. Kathryn Mullins, vice president of College Advancement and executive director of the GRCC Foundation.
“One of the great things about the community college is that it covers the whole gamut,” Frey said. “It’s not just for the young, it’s for the whole community.”