Mount Vernon Bank gives big to Brewton-Parker
Mount Vernon Bank Chairman-CEO Don M. Thigpen (left) and President Ronnie W. Green (right) present Jessica James, BPC Interim Vice President for College Advancement, with a $15,000 donation to the College’s Annual Fund. (Photo by Kelley M. Arnold)
By Kelley M. Arnold
Director of News and Public Information
MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College Interim Vice President for College Advancement Jessica James accepted a $15,000 donation from Mount Vernon Bank Chairman-CEO Don M. Thigpen and President Ronnie W. Green earlier this month to assist the college in its Annual Fund Campaign.
Mount Vernon Bank’s continued support to the College, which is based in its hometown of Mount Vernon but also has two branches in Vidalia, signifies the bank’s trust and commitment to Christian higher education in its community.
“It is a great increase in this year’s donation to the Annual Fund,” said James. “We feel so blessed to have our community support us each and every year. The people of Mount Vernon Bank are so very generous to Brewton-Parker College! Don and Alan Thigpen went above and beyond with their donation this year to the Annual Fund and we are so very thankful.”
In addition to giving to the college’s Annual Fund, Mount Vernon Bank sponsors a $1,000 writing scholarship to a deserving Brewton-Parker student each year. The winning student must successfully write a community-topic essay. This year’s winner was junior Marla Hollis, who is also the reigning Miss BPC. Hollis’ winning essay was written in response to the topic, “The Economic Interdependency of Brewton-Parker College to the Local Community.”
The BPC Annual Fund supports the operational costs of the four-year Christian college, including facilities, salaries and technology upgrades. James explains of every dollar needed to educate a BPC student, 56 cents comes from tuition and the other 44 cents must come through fundraising efforts like the Annual Fund.
James may be reached at 912-583-3256 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Annual Fund campaign ends 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.