The impact of private gifts to Perimeter College is seen in more than dollars. It is visible in faces. It is found in lives. Gifts become textbooks for students, professional development for faculty and even an opportunity for choral students to perform at Carnegie Hall. Donations can evolve into student programs, computers, buildings and campuses.
Through scholarships, gifts provide time for students to spend on nursing clinicals instead of on waiting tables, time for studying accounting instead of maintaining lawns, time for learning how to write fiction instead of walking dogs. For many students, your gifts make a college degree possible.
Gifts also help Perimeter College propel our state forward, creating a more highly educated workforce so Georgia can remain economically competitive in an increasingly global marketplace. From science, technology, engineering and math disciplines to dental hygiene, nursing and teacher education, Perimeter College prepares students to meet our region’s most critical workforce needs, not just for today, but for tomorrow and the years ahead.
Economic challenges and budget realities have dramatically cut government funding for higher education. Private support has never been more important. It is support from alumni, faculty and staff, private citizens, corporations and philanthropic foundations that enables Perimeter College to continue to give students a high-quality, life-changing education and opportunity to succeed.
Gives Back in a Big Way
Dr. Anant Honkan didn’t need to think long about giving back to Perimeter College. It’s a place that he says has given him so much, including reasons to establish the college’s largest-ever planned gift in addition to a scholarship in his mother’s name.
“My colleagues here were like family to me; they adopted me from the very first day,” Honkan said about when he started teaching at Perimeter and working to build the college’s engineering program.
Cherishes His Time at Perimeter
Leonard is now a senior director of supply chain and logistics at Johnson and Johnson, where he oversees the corporation’s North America region’s customer logistics activities—but he still remembers fondly his time at Perimeter College.
“My days on Perimeter’s Clarkston Campus stretch back to the early 90s, when I attended on a scholarship from my dad’s company,” Leonard recalled.
Gives from Place of Gratitude
Since 2000, Ken Johnson, Ph.D., has taught at Perimeter College and served in a variety of roles including as English professor and now Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs.
“I’ve always hoped that my contribution in this area would lift faculty spirits and translate to improving student success,” the college leader says”.
Reflects Fondly on Perimeter Experience
Accomplished business consultant Maryann Douglass ‘89 enjoys the challenge of helping clients around the world solve problems related to risk, security and privacy. It’s a skill that she has honed over the past 30-plus years with remarkable success.
““I enjoy the different relationships I have with both my clients and my peers,” Douglass says of her role as principal consultant at Online Business Systems, a global consulting firm.
Shares Passion and Philanthropy
Dr. Karen Wheel-Carter’s passion for education spans a decades-long career that started with her being an attorney before working in higher education. She has served at public institutions in Ohio and Georgia as a director of development, an advancement executive, department chair—and now as an associate dean at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College.
Perimeter College is dedicated to providing access to quality education for thousands of students.
Your gift can support a scholarship that changes a student’s life. Your gift ensures stellar academic and program support continue to be offered to students. Your gift makes a difference. For this year’s campaign we are asking you to consider supporting any of our many scholarships and programs. You also can make an unrestricted gift to support areas of the college where there is the greatest need.
Gifts of all sizes may be made to support scholarships for Perimeter College students year after year. Available scholarship funds are awarded to support students who are most in need, providing an avenue to offset educational costs that may interfere with their continued enrollment.
Donors may make their gifts through the college’s annual fund and can be directed to a number of scholarships.
Why should you consider endowing a scholarship at Perimeter College?
Endowed scholarships provide a personal and permanent way for donors to help Perimeter College students transform their lives through education. Endowed scholarships also provide a way for a donor to honor or memorialize someone who has made a difference in his or her life.
With the rising cost of education, many students are faced with financial challenges that could hinder or derail their education. Endowed scholarships support students to perpetuity and can extend a donor’s vision or legacy. Scholarships may be established by an individual, a family or group who seek to honor or memorialize someone or an organization that wishes to expand its community outreach. Regardless of the motivation, supporting scholarships is an investment in human capital that benefits students now as they prepare to affect the lives of others.
Please consider endowing a scholarship at Perimeter College. Your support will help transform the lives of students for generations to come and also will ensure the continuation of your legacy or the legacy of a loved one.
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