Gardner-Webb 2020

Broyhills Provide Lead Gift for Fundraising Initiative to Provide Opportunities for Students

Gardner-Webb 2020

Gardner-Webb University has a 114-year history of providing a world-class education in a faith-based environment. To begin the University’s next chapter, GWU President Dr. William M. Downs is launching a yearlong fundraising initiative with the help of a generous lead gift from The Broyhill Family Foundation. Donations to Gardner-Webb 2020 will benefit the University’s Priority Fund.

“From manufacturing to politics and public service, the name ‘Broyhill’ is well known throughout North Carolina and around the world,” Downs stated. “The Broyhills and their Family Foundation have a long history—four decades worth—of support for Gardner-Webb. They have given generously to the University, with specific gifts to name the Broyhill School of Management, the Broyhill Cloud and the Broyhill Adventure Course. The Foundation now continues their dedicated support with this new gift.”

For many years, the Broyhill Cloud has been an integral part of the technology for the School of Management. With the Foundation’s new gift, the Broyhill Cloud expands to a campus-wide technology initiative that supports all students, faculty and staff. It will power a new virtual server, providing web-based solutions that are critical to work on campus and in distance learning programs.

“The gift fits perfectly in the 2020 Priority Fund, which will ignite Gardner Webb’s growth and provide opportunities for students,” Downs explained. “I extend a deep and heartfelt thank you to the Broyhill Family Foundation, for their continued generosity and support for Gardner-Webb University.”

Woody Fish, vice president for External Affairs/Advancement, invites alumni, friends, community and corporate partners to join the Broyhill family and donate to the fund to provide scholarships to help reduce the debt burdens on many students. “Contributions will also support high-impact learning opportunities, such as internships, mission trips and study abroad opportunities,” Fish shared. “Donations will assist GWU’s championship-caliber athletic teams and maintain state-of-the-art classrooms and labs.”

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