Giving Opportunities

Giving Opportunities

                                  

Through our Annual Fund, King’s receives a valuable and ongoing source of revenue that supports many endeavors, most notably institutional scholarship aid. Over 95% of King's students receive financial aid; many are the recipients of scholarship monies originating from the Annual Fund. We’re especially proud of the fact that 40% of our financially needy students are first generation college students, the first in their families to attend college.

The Annual Fund is comprised of many ongoing programs including Alumni, Community, Parents, Faculty and Staff, and Senior Class Gift Campaigns, as well as special campaigns, such as the Paving the Way program, for which donors may purchase inscribed paver bricks on Monarch Court.

Donations made to the Annual fund may be unrestricted or designated for a specific purpose. Unrestricted gifts allow us to allocate the money to our most important needs, such as, technological advancements or academic programming. Whatever your connection to King’s, please consider a gift to the College so that we can continue the legacy of excellence that so many have experienced. The Annual Fund campaign supports students who may not otherwise be able to afford King’s College and allows them to receive a high-quality education.


Alumni Fund

Did you know that foundations and corporations use the alumni giving participation rate as a factor in deciding whether to give to colleges and universities or to fund grant requests? For each additional graduate who gives to King’s, we increase our chances of receiving significant funding and grants that will provide current students with the best education available. Your gift, whatever the size, counts towards the alumni giving participation rate, so please consider giving back to King’s College. If you work for a matching gift company, you may be able to double the amount of your gift to King’s.

For more information about the Alumni Fund, contact:
Patrice Persico
Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
570-208-5972

Jim Nawrocki
Director of Advancement Services
(570)208-5900, ext. 5680

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Senior Class Gift Program

The dedication of the Leo’s Den, a gift from the classes of 1999 and 2000, was held over the 2005 Homecoming Weekend. Members of the class of ’50, who were the original donors of Leo, were also on hand for the dedication.

The King’s College Senior Class Gift Program began its long and generous history in 1985. Each graduating class makes a pledge that is payable over a five year period. As the five year mark approaches, alumni vote for a College program or project to be funded by their legacy gift.

One such example of a Senior Class legacy gift is the familiar statue of Leo the Lion, which originally was a gift from the class of 1950. After years of wear and tear, Leo badly needed a makeover. With generous gifts from the classes of 1999 and 2000, Leo was refurbished, and eight commemorative benches, as well as handsome landscaping, were added to the area surrounding him. The area is now known as the Leo’s Den. Some other senior class gifts have been used to provide an office in the renovated Sheehy Farmer Campus Center, to pave a sidewalk through O'Connor Park, and to purchase needed equipment for academic programs.

For more information about the Senior Class Gift, contact:
Patrice Persico
Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
570-208-5972

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Community Fund

The Community Fund is an example of how deeply King’s has touched the lives of many of its neighbors and friends, not only in the greater Wyoming Valley community but around the world. Through the generous assistance of countless volunteers and donors, King’s enjoys the continuing support of friends near and far.

The Community Fund, which is comprised of contributions from individuals, foundations, area businesses and organizations, generates significant resources for the College. Many corporations also offer matching gifts, further enhancing our resources and our ability to provide scholarship assistance to students in need. If you work for such a company, you may be able to double the amount of your gift to King’s. Please consider donating to the Community Fund today.

For more information about the Community Fund, contact:
Patrice Persico
Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
570-208-5972

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Parents Fund

The King's College Parents' Phonathon was held in November.  Our outreach to parents for the Parents' Campaign will continue.  This campaign directly benefits the Annual Fund and can, with your help, raise as much as $20,000 per year.

We know that current parents already give to King’s via traditional tuition payments, but parents play an important role as contributors to the Parents Fund of the Annual Fund Campaign.

Gifts to the Parents Fund are used to provide support for scholarship assistance to our students. Over 95% of King's students receive financial aid; many are the recipients of King’s College scholarships. By giving to the Parents Fund, you are helping to provide assistance to those students whose parents don’t have the financial resources to send them to King’s.

There are a variety of ways to give. You can make a pledge during the annual Parents Phonathon, respond to a mailing or donate online. However you give, it all helps to ensure that future students may attend King’s just as your own child or children have.

We are especially grateful for those of you who give to the Parents Fund.

For more information, contact:
Patrice Persico
Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
570-208-5972

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Faculty and Staff Campaign

King’s College faculty and staff are generous in so many ways. In addition to an outstanding history of service, many provide financial support for a variety of programs and projects.

In 2006, King’s College established the Faculty Scholarship program, which provides financial assistance to deserving students. The first scholarship was awarded in April of 2006 and the endowment program continues to grow. Faculty and staff may choose instead to give to the annual fund campaign on an unrestricted basis, allowing us to allocate the money to our most important needs, such as technological advancements or academic programming.

We encourage each valued member of the King’s community to support the College through the Faculty/Staff campaign. Faculty and staff interested in donating may do so through payroll deduction, online or by check and it is important to note that your gift be designated to the Faculty Scholarship program.

For more information about payroll deduction contact the Human Resources Office. For more information about the Faculty Scholarship program, please contact:

Patrice Persico
Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
570-208-5972

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Paving the Way Campaign

There is no denying that King's College is an urban campus and that green space is at a premium in the city of Wilkes-Barre, and along the busy thoroughfares that intersect campus. As a means to beautify the campus, a portion of North Franklin Street was transformed into a beautiful pedestrian walkway, which eliminated traffic in the heart of the College campus.

At the center of the walkway is Monarch Court, a visual oasis of shade trees and benches that has quickly become the most popular spot on campus. It features a large patio of brick "pavers" encircling a brick design of the King's College "K."

You can be forever identified as a proud supporter of King's College by having your name engraved on one of the pavers in the walkway. Honor a graduate, remember a loved one, or pay tribute to someone who has made a difference in your life. You can help us construct a beautiful and lasting tribute.

A brick can be purchased for $150 and contains 13 spaces on each of 3 lines available for appropriate inscription.

Gift naming opportunities:
Court Paving Brick $ 150

If you have additional questions, please contact:

Charlene Brojakowski
Stewardship Coordinator
570-208-5880

Online Paving the Way Campaign Donations

Paving the Way Campaign/Brick Inscription Form

 

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