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MU’s Society of Yeager Scholars Program Receives $100,000 Challenge Grant from Hugh I. Shott Jr. Foundation

Posted by kinchendavid on July 20, 2006

Huntington, WV  – Marshall University Society of Yeager Scholars alumni can guarantee $150,000 for the program if they raise one-third of that amount over the next three years, thanks to a challenge grant from the Hugh I. Shott, Jr. Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

 The “Triple Your Investment for Future Yeager Scholars Campaign” began in June and runs through June 2009. The challenge grant of $100,000 was approved in June during a meeting of the Shott Foundation Board of Trustees.

 “The Society of Yeager Scholars alumni have a positive and proven track record of giving back to Marshall University,” Bob Galardi, Director of Major Gifts for the Society of Yeager Scholars, said. “The Shott Foundation challenge gift will serve as an opportunity for alumni to triple their gifts over the next three years.”

 Galardi said the Shott Foundation will accept and include all gifts from the Society of Yeager Scholars alumni, their parents, and families made in the alumni’s names. The campaign includes current Yeager Scholars attending Marshall.

 Each class of Yeager Scholars will have a designated captain, who will organize that class’s campaign.

 The Shott Foundation was established in 1984 by newspaper publisher Hugh Ike Shott, Jr., for the betterment of his hometown of Bluefield, W.Va., and the state of West Virginia. The Foundation has made donations in the past to Marshall, including the establishment of one of the first endowments made to the Yeager Scholars program at Marshall in 1986.  

 For more information on the challenge grant to the Yeager Scholars,  contact Galardi at (304) 696-3336.



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