Huntington University launches Spring Phonathon

Fundraising helps to support student scholarships
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2011-02-10
HUNTINGTON, Ind.— More than 90 percent of Huntington University students receive some sort of financial aid whether that is through scholarships, grants, work study or loans. With recent cuts of nearly 40 percent to some government-provided financial aid programs, direct giving to the university is more important than even in making a Christ-centered education affordable to students.

On Feb. 14, the Spring Phonathon will kick off and run through March 2. The Phonathon is a fundraising effort to raise money for the University Fund which provides scholarships for current and future students. During this time, students will be calling friends and families of the university to share their experiences on campus and the impact that a Christ-centered education has had on their lives while asking for support.

Making a gift to the Spring Phonathon directly benefits students – many of whom are able to attend Huntington due to the generosity of our alumni and friends,” said Troy Irick, vice president for advancement. “Donor-provided scholarships helps make a Christ-centered Huntington education more affordable and affordable to more.”

The goal for the Spring Phonathon is to raise $80,000.

For more information about giving to Huntington University, visit www.huntington.edu/advancement.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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