Nearly 190 University of Findlay seniors were honored by the Graduating Class Philanthropy Honor Cord Program. These students were awarded philanthropy cords to be worn at commencement for embracing the University’s giving culture.
This year, 188 gifts were made to the Graduating Class Gift Findlay Forward Scholarship, and a total of $3,798 was raised. A.R. Charnes ‘66, former chair of the University of Findlay Board of Trustees, and his wife, Mary Ann, generously matched the amount gifted by students, bringing the total raised to $7,596. Last year, 91 students earned their philanthropy cords and raised $1,977.
This year’s scholarship will be awarded to incoming freshmen with financial need in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences for the next academic year.
The national Philanthropy Honor Cord Program has honored and helped students since its launch in the 2015-16 academic year. One of the first nationally recognized programs of its kind, its objective is to engage and educate graduating seniors to help build the foundation of future volunteers and donors, as well as to encourage them to be actively involved in civic engagement in their communities.
The program includes financial, educational, and service components by requiring community service, contribution to the class gift, and attendance at a philanthropic learning event.
Pictures of students receiving their philanthropy cords can be viewed in the University’s Flickr Album.