Lake Erie College Receives $300,000 Challenge Grant From Alumna
(PAINESVILLE, OHIO) – Last year, Lake Erie College was able to meet a $150,000 challenge grant initiated by alumna Carol Lewis Morris ’67 in honor of the College’s sesquicentennial. Morris now pledges an additional $300,000 to the College to encourage increased or new gifts to the annual fund.
The Morris Challenge will match any new contribution to the Lake Erie College Fund on a two-to-one basis. The total grant will be a maximum of $300,000 and will cover contributions made between October 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007 or until the challenge value has been met.
“The College is appreciative of Carol’s ongoing generosity and commitment to inspire others to support the College,” said President Michael Victor. “We are fortunate to have Carol and other alumni who care so deeply about their alma mater.”
Morris, who was recently named a Sesquicentennial Fellow award winner during recent Alumni Weekend festivities, has been extremely generous in supporting her alma mater since graduation. In addition to giving regularly to the annual fund, she was instrumental in initiating the Skinner organ preservation project with a generous lead gift. She resides in New York, N.Y. with her husband Robert.
Founded in 1856, Lake Erie College is a dynamic and progressive institution of higher education, offering 26 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.