HU Foundation tops 75th anniversary goal

Huntington University Foundation board members and supporters gather with HU students who benefit directly from the foundation’s grants and scholarships.
Huntington University Foundation board members and supporters gather with HU students who benefit directly from the foundation’s grants and scholarships. Photo provided.

The Huntington University Foundation has exceeded its goal of raising $75,000 for scholarships during its 75th anniversary, foundation officials have announced.

Currently, donations are more than $165,000.

"We are so grateful to our donors who went above and beyond our expectations," said Ed Vessels, president of the foundation. "This money does so much to help students in our community gain a Christ-centered education at Huntington University."

Since 1938, the Huntington University Foundation has assisted Huntington County residents who attend Huntington University through the annual Huntington County Grant and endowed scholarships.

Approximately 20 percent of HU students come from Huntington County.

To learn more about the foundation or to contribute to the fund drive, visit www.huntington.edu/foundation.

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Huntington University Foundation board members and supporters gather with HU students who benefit directly from the foundation's grants and scholarships. Pictured are (front row, from left) Ralph Johnson, Nicole Johnson, Holly Sale, Kay Schwob and Ed Vessels; (middle row, from left) Mayor Brooks Fetters, Elizabeth Bolinger, Natalie Spahr, Marie Ditzler, Margi Roush, Rosie Wall, Gretchen Spahr, Meegan Karst, Julie Hendryx and Barb Baker; and (back row, from left) Lee Pasko, Mark Schenkel, Kai Foday, Aisha Foday, Sarah Johnson, Kayla Floyd, Nicholas Barlow, Seth Christman, Markus Clancy, Mick Baker, Paul Hirschy and Adrian Halverstadt.