Central College’s Journey Scholarship 48-Hour Challenge surpassed its goal, raising more than $185,000 for students last week.
From noon Tuesday, Aug. 25, to noon Thursday, Aug. 27, $185,180.33 was raised from 325 alumni and friends of Central.
“We continue to see tremendous support from our generous donors who remain loyal to this amazing institution,” says Sunny Gonzales Eighmy, vice president for advancement and a 1999 Central graduate. “Central family members truly have a heart for others. Nowhere does that show itself more than with those who allow current and future students access to a Central education.”
The challenge kicked off the 2020-21 academic year and the Journey Scholarship Fund’s 10-year celebration. The fund was created to help students pursue their dreams at Central and since has awarded thousands of scholarships to students from around the country.
For the second year in a row, the Journey Scholarship Fund saw record support during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2020. A record $1.38 million went toward the Journey Scholarship Fund, surpassing the previous year’s total of $1.34 million.
This past academic year, 640 students received a Journey Scholarship thanks to the generosity of donors. At Central, 100% of gifts to the Journey Scholarship Fund directly supports students.
For more information or to make a gift, please visit central.edu/journey.