College Publishes 2019-2020 Honor Roll of Donors
Campus News

Franklin College recognized and celebrated the impact of its generous donors today with the release of its 2019-2020 Franklin College Honor Roll of Donors.

In a letter to the college’s alumni and donors, Franklin College President Kerry Prather said, “It has been an unprecedented year in many ways and one that has proven the resilience of the entire Franklin College family. Through it all, your generous support has allowed us to deliver the distinctive, transformational Franklin College experience that is vital to our students.  We are immensely grateful to each and every one of you.”

He went on to share a few of the college’s recent fundraising successes, some of which reflect new giving records for FC.

  • In March, the COVID-19 pandemic required us to transition to exclusively virtual instruction. As our students adapted to that new dynamic, you asked how you could help.  And help you did.  Your contributions to newly created student support funds enabled us to ensure that all students had access to technology and other resources critical to the successful completion of their academic
  • In April, COVID-19 forced our annual day of giving, #GivetoGRIZ, to be reconfigured to an online format. Nearly 1,100 donors adapted to that change impressively, engaging online in new ways and donating nearly $250,000 in 24 hours.
  • For the first time in college history, the Franklin Fund exceeded $700,000 in donations.

“It is a great honor to work with so many generous and dedicated Franklin College donors,” said Dana Cummings, vice president for development and alumni engagement. “Their commitment to the institution and our students is reflected in the generous support we received last year, and we are very grateful.  Philanthropy has been a longstanding tradition here at Franklin College, and it’s gratifying to witness first-hand the tremendous difference made on our campus as a result.”

For more information, contact the Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185.

POSTED Sep 29, 2020