2021-2022 Honor Roll of Donors Announced
Campus News

With tremendous pride and gratitude, Franklin College recognized and celebrated its donors for their philanthropic support today with the release of its 2021-2022 Franklin College Honor Roll of Donors.

In a message to the college’s alumni and donors, Franklin College President Kerry N. Prather said, “Philanthropy is the catalyst for all the many student opportunities on this campus, most notably in the form of scholarships. Nothing we do here with and for our students can be done without your generous support. On behalf of those current and future students, thank you.”

He went on to share a few of the college’s recent fundraising successes.

  • Donors’ total giving to the college was more than $9.1 million, the second highest on record in college history.
  • Annual giving to the Franklin Fund totaled $758,946, also the second highest in college history.
  • In November, the college celebrated a record-breaking #GRIZTuesday, raising$142,994 for Franklin athletics in only 24 hours. Donors exceeded the fundraising goal by 43%, demonstrating tremendous pride in the 21 NCAA Division III men’s and women’s sports programs, as well as athletic training, cheerleading and esports. The successful fundraiser earned the college a gold 2022 Circle of Excellence Award from The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the national organization for advancement professionals.
  • The momentum continued into spring, with the 10th annual #GivetoGRIZ campaign producing $298,840, an increase of nearly 7% over the previous year. Donor participation also increased by more than 4%, resulting in the college’s most successful single-day campaign ever.

Prather said, “More than the dollars and cents, we are celebrating what your philanthropy means for our students. Your generosity is making a significant and exciting difference in the quality of the student experience at Franklin College each and every day.”

“I am tremendously grateful to our donors,” said Dana Cummings, vice president for institutional advancement. “Their generous support helps students who need scholarships and other financial assistance, advances innovation and demonstrates confidence in the mission of the college. Every single gift makes a difference in the student experience.”


POSTED Sep 6, 2022