HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 11, 2020 – Carole Fanning, of Canton, Georgia, has pledged $1 million to High Point University, to create an endowed scholarship honoring her late husband, Bill, an HPU alumnus who passed away in May 2019.
“This is a generous gift from Carole’s heart that we are deeply grateful for,” says HPU President Nido Qubein. “We are thankful for Carole’s commitment to memorialize Bill’s legacy at HPU by funding this scholarship for our students.”
Recipients of the William F., ’67, and Carole P. Fanning Endowed Scholarship Fund will be selected from the rising members of the sophomore, junior and senior classes at HPU who have demonstrated financial need.
While attending HPU, Bill was a member of Theta Chi, and through the years kept in touch with his Theta Chi brothers. He graduated as a member of the class of 1967. Bill’s passion for accounting began at HPU.
During Bill’s 50-year accounting career, he was nationally known for his expertise in the practice for major architects, engineers and contractors. He was also instrumental in founding the Professional Services Management Journal.
“In loving memory and tribute to the man who made my dreams come true, this scholarship is established to help future students’ dreams come true,” says Carole.
Carole worked for the Southern Industrial Relations Conference, hosted in Black Mountain, North Carolina, for many years. This conference served to promote better relations between employers and employees.