Rebranding of Forester Fund increases giving

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2013-01-07
HUNTINGTON, Ind. — A successful rebranding of Huntington University’s scholarship fund earlier this year has yielded a 6 percent increase in giving.

The Forester Fund was established to underwrite scholarships used for institutional aid. Each year, more than 90 percent of Huntington students receive some sort of financial aid. Much of that aid comes in the form of scholarships provided by the Forester Fund.

“At Huntington University, we are the Foresters. The rebranding of this fund was the perfect way to promote giving in a way that will directly impact our students,” said Vincent Haupert, vice president for advancement.

Scholarships financed by the Forester Fund include the Presidential Scholar award, departmental scholarships, the Horizon Leadership scholarship and the Huntington University Grant. Awards range from $500 to $11,000. In all, $7 million is awarded each year in institutional aid.

“Any donation people make to the Forester Fund is invaluable because it all adds up. Most of us couldn’t be here without it,” said Brian Menzie, a sophomore youth ministries major.

To give to the Forester Fund, visit the online giving page at www.fundingforesters.com, contact the Advancement Office at 260-359-4089 or advancement@huntington.edu.
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 a “Best Midwestern College.” 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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