Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Reception to commemorate success of OU-C capital campaign

Campus supporters help ensure current and future OU-C students have a successful college experience.

An appreciation reception to commemorate the official conclusion of The Promise Lives capital campaign will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 22 in the Stevenson Center at Ohio University-Chillicothe. Supporters and friends of the Chillicothe Campus, as well as other campus and community members are invited to attend. The event will include food, refreshments and musical entertainment by Renaissance Light.

The Chillicothe Campus portion of the campaign was a successful venture, with more than $792,000 raised, far exceeding the goal of $500,000 for scholarships. To date, approximately $937,000 has been raised in total, including fund-raising for an Academic Success Center. The endeavor is a true community effort, as more than 2,100 individuals and organizations contributed to the effort.  Fourteen families established endowments and will be recognized. 

Much of the money that has been contributed will fund scholarships and other forms of financial assistance that will help to ensure that area residents have access to a quality educational experience by lessening financial burdens. In this way, OU-C continues to fulfill its role as a campus dedicated to serving its region by allowing students to experience the transformational aspect of an Ohio University education so they can pursue rewarding careers and fulfilling lives.

The Chillicothe Campus effort is part of the larger Ohio University fund-raising campaign.

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