“For more than four decades, I have witnessed the unwavering commitment of the Young Harris College faculty to students’ outcomes above and beyond their academic pursuits. Through this capital campaign, we can demonstrate our steadfast commitment to these fine educators and also our dedicated students. Your generosity will position the college for decades to come."
President, Wilber and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation
Trustee Emeritus, Young Harris College
The Investing in the Future Capital Campaign was born from a 2007 vote by the Young Harris College Board of Trustees to build on the College’s distinguished history as a two-year institution and become a world-class four-year liberal arts college. The following year, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) accredited the College to begin offering baccalaureate degrees in Fall 2009.
Also in 2009, the Board of Trustees authorized the Investing in the Future Capital Campaign, the largest fundraising effort in Young Harris College’s history, to meet the growing needs of the College’s expanding enrollment, programming, faculty and facilities.
With an overall goal of $55 million, the campaign aimed to raise $4 million for endowment, $5 million in annual support, $5 million in restricted support and $41 million for a new 121,000-square-foot campus center.
The campaign surpassed its goal, raising more than $75 million.