(July 10, 2012)

Centenary raises substantial annual fund

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary College announced today that the College secured over $5 million for the Centenary Fund for Student Scholarships. Generous donor contributions combined to accomplish the third largest annual fund on record in the history of the institution during the 2012 fiscal year, which ended June 30.

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"Gifts from our donors help us provide the Centenary experience to develop leaders for a changing world. Centenary offers a rigorous, bold, and progressive liberal arts and sciences education that is unique to Louisiana and comparable to those offered at our sister institutions in the Associated Colleges of the South, such as Washington and Lee, Sewanee, and Rhodes," said Centenary College President David Rowe. "We are grateful to those who continue to support the only Tier One National Liberal Arts College in Louisiana."

This year's success was due in part to the Million Dollar Scholarship Challenge, an initiative established by anonymous donors to boost student scholarship gifts. The goal of $1 million in contributions was met and exceeded during the spring. The Challenge matched every dollar donated to the Centenary Fund during this period, essentially doubling each donor's support.

"Credit for our success belongs to our loyal donors," said Fred Landry, Senior Director of Philanthropy. "However, we are now in a new year with a new goal. July 1 marked a new fiscal year, and we will again be renewing our efforts to provide important funding for the operation of the College, support for our dedicated faculty, and an investment in the future through the accomplishments and leadership of our students in the world following graduation."

Donations for the new fiscal year are now being accepted online. For more information, contact Fred Landry at email or 318.869.5027.