Owensboro, Ky. (April 21, 2015) – Kentucky Wesleyan College announces the receipt of another significant investment in the college, a gift of $100,000 from the Michael E. Horn Family Foundation. The gift is the fourth of its kind this month. On April 2, an anonymous $100,000 gift and a $4 million bequest were announced. A bequest of $314,000 was announced on April 10.
“We are very impressed and excited with what is happening at Kentucky Wesleyan,” said Michael E. Horn. “Consequently, the Horn Family Foundation is proud to invest at a significant level. Wesleyan’s new direction and emphasis on personalized education and a student-centered campus culture provides a springboard to propel the institution to its greatest heights.”
President Barton D. Darrell responded, “Kentucky Wesleyan College is grateful to the Horn family and their foundation for their support and generosity. Mike Horn is an alumnus of the college, and we have always been proud of his accomplishments. We appreciate his and his family’s continued commitment to Kentucky Wesleyan. This latest investment in the college, the fourth of its kind in the last 30 days, continues to prove Kentucky Wesleyan is on an upward trajectory, with additional good news to come.”
Michael E. Horn was born in Philpot, Ky., to Henry and Anna Horn. He is the founder of National Steel Erection, Inc., Titan Contracting and Leasing Co., Inc. and Horn Industrial Services. After many years of giving privately, Michael and Paula Horn created the Michael E. Horn Family Foundation in 2007, allowing them to live out the life lessons and values instilled in them from childhood.