BPC Annual Fund sets $410,000 goal
Jeff McCormick, second from left, presides over the 2011 BPC Annual Fund Kickoff as committee chairman. McCormick is the headmaster of Heritage Christian Academy of Vidalia. From left are BPC Acting President Dr. Mike Simoneaux, McCormick, Interim VP for College Advancement Jessica James, administrative assistant Kimberly Lajiness and Bob Sanford, former BPC employee and committee member. The kickoff was held at the Meadows Wellness Center in Vidalia. (Photo by Kelley M. Arnold)
By Kelley M. Arnold
Director of News and Public Information
MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College’s Annual Fund season is in full swing this April under the direction of Jessica James, interim vice president for college advancement.
“This year’s fundraising goal is $410,000,” said James. “This amount is almost twice our goal of the previous year’s of $220,000 but we are trusting that the Lord will provide this amount for the College to meet its needs.”
Monies raised contribute to the College’s general fund. This fund provides standard upgrades to college technology, maintenance of campus facilities and faculty and staff salaries, among other needs.
“Of every dollar needed to educate a BPC student, 56 cents comes from tuition. The remaining 44 cents must come from other sources that include the Annual Fund, year-end gifts, and individual, corporate or foundation contributions,” said James. “Through the faithful support of people in this community and around the state, Brewton-Parker College is able to provide the enlightening power of Christian higher education to Georgia and to the world – right here in south Georgia.”
Brewton-Parker College acting president Dr. Mike Simoneaux estimates the College makes a $25 million to $30 million economic impact on the surrounding community, which includes the hometowns of the Annual Fund Committee’s members.
James hosted a kick-off breakfast for the fundraising committee March 31 at the Meadows Wellness Center in Vidalia with Jeff McCormick of Heritage Christian Academy presiding as committee chairman.
Committee members are from Toombs, Montgomery and Treutlen counties; they include John Koon of Vidalia Communications, Wendell Dixon of Montgomery Bank & Trust, Arlene Davis of ERA, Bob Davis, Lynn Addison of BPC, Bob Sanford of BPC, Loyd Mobley of VNS Corporation and Steve and Malinda Brown of Brown Insurance Group. Colon Sammons of Altamaha Bank & Trust and Gary Campbell of VNS Corporation serve as board liaisons.
To learn more about the Annual Fund and how to invest in the lives of Brewton-Parker students, contact James at 912-583-3255. The 2011 Annual Fund campaign concludes June 30.
Affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention, Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college south of Macon and north of Jacksonville, Fla.
The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.