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HPU Receives Generous Gift From Anonymous Donor

09.21.2010

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 21, 2010 – High Point University recently received a generous gift of $400,000 from an anonymous philanthropist from Jamestown.|

The gift was made to establish a new endowed scholarship for local residents.

Before her passing, the donor would quietly drive through campus and marvel at the transformation at HPU, says Bill Doerr, senior director of Institutional Advancement.

“In speaking with those who knew the donor, it became clear that she was a quiet woman of conviction, who truly valued higher education,” Doerr says. “One of her last wishes was to support our students, and the university will be faithful stewards of this special gift.”

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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