72/72 Campaign Tops Goal, Affirms Importance of All Gifts
The Penn College Scholarship Campaign’s online appeal to attract 72 first-time alumni donors in 72 hours exceeded its goal, attracting 75 new gifts as of Thursday’s midnight deadline. The Penn College Foundation added $250 to every donation of $25 or more, resulting in nearly $21,000 in new scholarship funds to help students with the cost of their education. “The Penn College Foundation wanted to demonstrate to alumni that their financial support of the institution has a direct impact on the lives of current and future students,” said Robb Dietrich, executive director of the Penn College Foundation. “We’re thrilled with the response to the challenge, are pleased to provide the additional scholarship aid to first-year students this coming fall and hope that other alumni will continue to give, because every gift truly does make a difference.” While the 72-hour campaign is over, donations to the Penn College Fund are still being accepted.