Red Rocks Community College News Release

Red Rocks Community College
News Release
More information: Kim Rein
March 13, 2014         


240 Union Restaurant Raises Money for Scholarships at Red Rocks

LAKEWOOD, CO – Fine dining will provide much needed scholarship dollars for students at Red Rocks Community College as a result of the 10th annual Red Rocks Community College Foundation Benefit at 240 Union Restaurant in Lakewood on Thursday, April 3, 2014.

Twenty-five percent of all 240 Union lunch and dinner food sales on April 3rd will go to the Swede Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund provides students in financial need with support to reach their educational and career goals. Marvin D. "Swede" Johnson, a former executive at Coors Brewing Company, was instrumental in the creation of the Red Rocks Foundation and served as its first president.
The Red Rocks Community College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to supporting the students, faculty and staff at the College in their pursuit of excellence. The Red Rocks Community College Foundation was established in 1993 with the vision of helping students of all income levels have access to higher education. Since its inception, the Foundation has given more than 3.7 million dollars in scholarships to students attending Red Rocks Community College. The Foundation also provides mini-grants to faculty and staff, awards for outstanding faculty and support for other worthwhile initiatives. This year, the Foundation will provide more than $200,000 in scholarships to students of Red Rocks Community College.

About 240 Union. Since 1989, 240 Union has been serving the West Metro area fabulous meals and spirits in its inviting restaurant located at – you guessed it…240 Union St. in Lakewood. Owner, Michael Coughlin, can be found on premises most days ensuring that customers have a fantastic meal and a great dining experience. The menu offers seasonal daily specials along with its foundation of favorites including hand tossed, applewood oven-roasted pizza, specialty pastas and premiere beef, pork, lamb and chicken dishes. Open Monday through Friday 11am-4pm for lunch and Monday through Saturday 5pm-10pm for dinner and Sunday 10am-2pm for brunch and 5pm-9pm for dinner. Reservations, at 303-989-3562, are recommended.

Donations to the Swede Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund can be made online at or sent to Red Rocks Community College Foundation, 13300 W. Sixth Ave., Box 1, Lakewood, CO 80228-1255. For more information, the Foundation staff can be reached at 303-914-6308.

More about Red Rocks Community College:  Since 1969 Red Rocks Community College has delivered quality education to students of all ages and backgrounds. RRCC offers high-quality, affordable education programs leading to two-year degrees or professional certificates.  The college serves over 15,000 students per year online and at campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada.

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