Campaign brings record results
T h e M e t h o d i s t C o l l e g e F o u n d a t i o n ’ s f i r s t L o y a l t y D a y campaign of the new millennium was a success. The Feb. 6 event netted $77,428 in gifts and pledges from the greater Fayetteville communit , including $13,000 from College faculty and staff.
intellectual development, as well as moral and spiritual growth for our students.”
Local gifts that come in before the end of the year will continue to be counted toward the 2001 Annual Fund. All Annual Fund gifts are applied to the college’s current operating budget. Methodist’s operating budget for fiscal 2000 was $27 million.
The amount raised was 29 percent greater than the $60,000 raised on Loyalty Day 2000. Subsequent gifts have pushed the total to more than $103,000. The $100,000 Loyalty Day goal is one fifth of the College’s Annual Fund goal of $500,000.
The theme of this year’s Loyalty Day Drive was “A Day of Support: A Lifetime of Difference.” Steve Blanchard is the current president of the Methodist College Foundation.
“We are very pleased with the results of this year’s campaign, said Dr. M. Elton Hendricks, College president. “Our volunteers have really worked hard, putting forth their best effort to raise needed funding for our institution. We will use these funds where they are needed most to accomplish our mission of providing a liberal arts education based on
olunteer solicitor Henry Campen acknowledges applause after receiving a plaque at the Loyalty Day breakfast Feb. 6. M . Campen has been a volunteer fund-raiser for Methodist every year since 1956.
More than just a gift…an investment
ore than $255,000 in scholarship money brought 60 recipients and 40 donors together to celebrate the Annual Scholarship Luncheon April 5. The newly-renovated Alumni Dining Room was filled to capacity for the second year in a row as students were able to meet and fellowship with the people responsible for their endowed scholarships. Musical entertainment was provided by junior music major Andy Dickerson of Henderson, NC. He was accompanied by M
Jane Gardiner, head of the College’s music department.
Mr. Charles McAdams, former director of public relations and development at the College and donor of the Charles K. and Verna B. McAdams Scholarship, expressed his joy in meeting students face-to-face. “I worked for the College many years ago and it is wonderful to see how much it has grown over the years,” he said. “It has been a privilege to give back to the College and I couldn’t think of a better way to do that than investing in its students.”
After lunch, three donors shared their reasons for supporting Methodist students. Phil Mullen ’74; Martha Duell, president of the Lafayette Society; and Bill Lowdermilk, former vice president of church and community relations at the College, each spoke of the importance of investing in future generations.
Rebecca Kennedy, L, and schol- arship donor Claire Mansfield.
Irina Donovan (left , with Mrs. Martha Duell, trustee for the Lafayette Society Scholarship.
Methodist College currently has 125 endowed scholarships ranging from general (financial need, academic merit) to specific (academic majors, leadership) criteria. In the 2000-01 academic year, more than 225 students received endowed scholarships.
If you are interested in establishing a scholarship at Methodist College, please contact the Development and Alumni Affairs Office at (910) 630-7200 or (800) 488-7110.
Kimberly Brown, R, thanks M .
illiams, trustees for the
Brantley Memorial Scholarship.
Bill Lowdermilk (center with his scholarship recipients, Jennifer Packard, Joseph Banard.
Students interested in available scholarships should contact the Financial Aid Office at (910) 630-7192.
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