A couple who attended Potsdam Central School have made a challenge to area residents, organizations, businesses and Potsdam Central School alumni to match up to $100,000 towards the recently established Potsdam Educational Opportunities Fund.
Also, the couple has made a separate $100,000 gift to establish the "Potsdam Fund for Education" to be administered through the Northern New York Community Foundation in support education initiatives in Potsdam.
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