CCU’s Women in Philanthropy passes endowed scholarship goal

vgrooms@thesunnews.comJune 20, 2013 

Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for Coastal Carolina University has passed the $100,000 goal for its endowed scholarship fund, according to a news release from CCU. The group set the goal less than three years ago, and the endowment will now generate a $4,000 scholarship each year, based on current yields.

An anonymous donor contributed $15,000 to launch the campaign in September 2010 and recently made an additional $11,000 gift to bring the endowment to its current level.

“This gift again demonstrates the impact of women unified in purpose and vision to lead change in communities and societies,” said Terri DeCenzo, executive director of WIPL and CCU’s first lady. “Our donors recognize the value of education and its contribution to access and opportunity, and have chosen to collectively support the mission and vision of Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for Coastal Carolina University. This particular donor’s vision and generosity have created a legacy that will impact students in perpetuity.”WIPL is an organization of women who actively seek to improve the lives of students at CCU and make a difference in the greater community through their donations of time, talent and resources. WIPL was formed in 2007 under the leadership of DeCenzo and some of the area’s leading philanthropists, business professionals and CCU faculty and staff, all of whom were committed to supporting the University through collective giving and annual donations. The pooled donations provide scholarships to deserving students and support programs that create leadership opportunities for women across all academic disciplines.

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