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BPC’s Annual Fund surpasses its 2007 campaign goal
|Members of Brewton-Parker College’s 2007 Annual Fund Committee discuss strategy for the campaign’s completion with Dr. David R. Smith, president of BPC, during their last meeting. Pictured from left are Brian Bishop of Murray Bishop and Stevens and president fo Toombs-Montgomery Chamber of Commerce; Steve Dingler, Georgia Power Area Manager II; Tim Ritchie of Tim Ritchie and Associates and Dr. Smith. (Photo by Taylor Hereford)
By Kelley M. Arnold
BPC Director of News and Public Information
MOUNT VERNON— Brewton-Parker College’s Annual Fund campaign has more than met its mark.
Claire Johnson, director of the Annual Fund in the college’s Office of College Advancement, reports that the $200,000 goal for this year’s concentrated fundraising effort has been exceeded by more than $15,000.
As of Tuesday, May 29, the 2007 committee, chaired by Dr. Nancy Stanley, director of Vidalia’s Meadows Wellness Center, has raised $215,504.00 for the college’s Annual Fund.
“I want to thank all of the people who contributed to the Annual Fund for Brewton-Parker College again this year,” said Johnson, “and a big thank you to Dr. Stanley and her committee.”
The committee includes 20 community leaders from Toombs, Montgomery, Jeff Davis and Tattnall counties. Previous Annual Fund contributions made the following projects possible at BPC: the purchase of 5,000 additional books for the Fountain-New Library, a complete update of campus technology, the funding of 12 new scholarships, and the purchase of a mobile astronomy lab to be used at BPC’s six external sites.
Committee chair Dr. Stanley is both impressed with the total number campaign dollars raised and the support of the committee who served alongside her.
“It has truly been an honor to serve as the annual fund chairperson and without the tireless very capable assistance of the committee and Claire Johnson and Pamela Davis, this would not have happened,” said Dr. Stanley. “As usual, the (surrounding area who) has responded once again to support one of the very important institutions of our area, Brewton-Parker College. Also, thank you to all of the committee members who gave their time and finances to make this campaign a success. We were proud to bring in some new donors and look forward to using this campaign funding to further advance the cause of Christian Education at BPC.”
Committee members include: Brian Bishop of Vidalia, Suzi Braddy of Lyons, Steve Brown of Vidalia, Debra Campbell of Vidalia, Gary Campbell of Vidalia, Steve Dingler of Vidalia, Patricia Dixon of Vidalia, Wendell Dixon of Vidalia, Brian Frost of Vidalia, Howard Holman of Vidalia, Phyllis Johnson of Hazlehurst, Martin Moses of Uvalda, Alan Thigpen of Mount Vernon, Milly Kennedy of Reidsville, Geraldine McKenzie of Vidalia, Hugh Peterson III of Vidalia, Tim Richie of Lyons, Cheryl Roan of Vidalia, Colon Sammons of Vidalia and Marsha Temples of Vidalia.