LAKE ERIE COLLEGE RECEIVES $150,000 CHALLENGE GRANT FROM ALUMNA
(PAINESVILLE, OHIO) – In honor of Lake Erie College’s sesquicentennial, alumna Carol Lewis Morris has pledged $150,000 to the College over a two-year period. Morris’ pledge is in the form of a challenge grant to encourage increased financial support from Lake Erie College alumni and friends.
The Morris Challenge will match any new or increased contributions to the Lake Erie College Fund dollar for dollar. Any new or increased gifts of $1,000 or more will be matched on a two-to-one basis. The total grant will be a maximum of $150,000 and will cover contributions made between October 1, 2005 and December 31, 2006 or until the challenge value has been met.
“The College is thankful to have a graduate who is dedicated to assisting with our annual operating needs,” said Sue Dreitzler, interim president. “The Morris Challenge provides an excellent opportunity for the College to expand its donor base and financially increase The Lake Erie College Fund, which helps us continue to provide a high quality education for students.”
Carol Lewis Morris received her B.A. in Economics from Lake Erie College in 1967. She currently resides in New York City and has previously been a generous supporter of the College. She most recently made a significant gift to the College for the restoration of the Skinner Organ in the Morley Music Building.
Founded in 1856, Lake Erie College is a dynamic and progressive institution of higher education, offering 22 undergraduate majors and master’s degrees in business administration and education. This coeducational college, grounded in the liberal arts, enrolls just over 1,000 students of all ages and is nationally recognized for its equine studies programs and international learning opportunities for students.
For more information, visit the College website at www.lec.edu or call 800 / 533-4996.