Philanthropy

Philanthropy Feature – Jackie Fischer ’89

“I’m so thankful for my Wesleyan experience. As I’ve had more financial options, it has been a priority to give to KWC. The generosity of others helped me to be in a position to attend and experience Wesleyan – I hope that any amount I give helps other students through scholarships and programming that contributes…

Kentucky Wesleyan mourns passing of David Hocker ’59

Kentucky Wesleyan College is mourning the loss of one of its most tireless advocates. David Hocker ’59, Trustee Emeritus and lifelong Kentucky Wesleyan supporter, devoted his life to lifting up the College and the entire Owensboro community. He will be dearly missed. President James Cousins shared the following message with the campus community: So many…

KWC celebrates investors at 2024 President’s Gala

The 2024 President’s Gala was hosted April 19 at the Owensboro Convention Center. It was another memorable even, celebrating the impact of Kentucky Wesleyan, the generosity of our donors, the joy of relationships forged on our beautiful campus, and most of all, our remarkable students. They are the only reason KWC exists. We raised $40,000…

Kentucky Wesleyan seniors announce Class of 2024 Senior Gift

Kentucky Wesleyan College’s Class of 2024 has announced plans for its Senior Class Gift. The graduating seniors will give a historic mural created by KWC alumnus and local artist K.O. Lewis ’08. The mural will be in the first-floor lobby inside the Barnard-Jones Administration Building. “Senior gifts are a long-standing tradition here at Kentucky Wesleyan,”…

Philanthropy Feature – Justin Jones ’12

“The reason I give is simple. Someone I did not know gave to the College to help make my education affordable. Without the academic scholarship, I likely would not have been able to attend Wesleyan. There are future students out there who are in the same position. By donating, I can give back to help…

Why We Give – Rev. Chris ’74 and Ginny Madison

“I am profoundly grateful to Kentucky Wesleyan, where I grew up, formed lifelong friendships and received intellectual training that prepared me well for seminary and my career as a minister. My horizons expanded at KWC, and I learned who I was. I want to give back to my alma mater to help ensure that today’s…

Kentucky Wesleyan College raises $652,159 on record-breaking Giving Tuesday

College benefactors break half million-dollar goal, setting record for fifth straight year Kentucky Wesleyan College raised $652,159 on Giving Tuesday, smashing its $500,000 goal and setting a new single-day giving record for the fifth straight year. KWC has now realized over $2.7 million in charitable contributions from alumni, friends, students and employees in its nine…

Why We Give – Ryan ’12 and Jaimie (Fike) Moore ’12

Ryan ’12 and Jaimie (Fike) Moore ’12 share their story and reasons for investing in Kentucky Wesleyan College. “We give because we want others to have the same opportunities we had – to build lasting relationships, develop leadership skills, obtain a quality higher education, and to be welcomed into a sincere family at KWC. The…

Why I Give – Professor Dennis Jewett

“As the faculty trustee, I attended finance committee meetings and observed the dedicated work of our trustees to support and ensure the College’s financial viability with generosity and commitment. I decided to have an amount deducted from my paycheck each month to support the ongoing work of KWC. That way I could do a small…

Why We Give – Crystal (Fishburn) ’11 and Steven Walker

KWC helped me blossom. I went to college as a shy and uncertain girl and emerged a strong, confident woman. KWC’s faculty and staff nurtured me, helped me realize my potential, and pushed me just enough outside my comfort zone that I was able to flourish. I will forever be grateful for my time at…