GLENVILLE, W.Va. – Glenville State College celebrated the 147th anniversary of its founding on Tuesday, February 19. As part of the celebration this year, the College hosted a Founders Day of Giving crowdfunding campaign. The campaign comprised 32 individual projects that donors could choose from to support over a twenty-four hour period.
This event, the second of its kind at GSC, was designed with a goal to raise $90,000 for the various projects. By the end of the day the Pioneer community went above and beyond the original call, making gifts totaling over $104,000.
As part of the Founders Day of Giving, GSC’s Advancement Team hosted various activities to celebrate Founders Day, including a history of the college presented by President Dr. Tracy Pellet, several in-person check presentations, a live stream featuring the GSC Pep Band, a performance by the GSC bluegrass music program, an alumni update, and a Q&A panel with representatives from GSC Athletics. Students, faculty, and staff also participated by writing thank you cards to the over 350 individual donors.
The Founders Day celebrations wrapped up with a celebratory cake and a poetry slam hosted by the Department of Language and Literature. Members of the campus community also signed a thank you banner, which will be on display at the Waco Center.
“We are overwhelmed by our Pioneer community’s generosity and are proud to work for an institution with such loyal and successful alumni and friends who believe in the future generation of talented students who will surely make an impact in their future careers. It’s amazing what we can do when we team up to support our Pioneer family! Your gifts – of any amount – helped to make this day successful,” said GSC’s Director of Fundraising Ashley Knight.
For more information on making your tax-deductible gift to Glenville State College, visit www.glenville.edu/foundation or call (304) 462-6382.