Young Harris Annual Fund Provides Essential Annual Income to Impact Student Success
Each year, thousands of gifts—ranging from $5 to $500,000 and beyond—to the Young Harris Annual Fund make a combined, immediate impact. This collective source of support helps Young Harris College fund student scholarships, support outstanding faculty, make classroom equipment upgrades and underwrite new innovative programming.
For YHC trustee and alumnus Jimmy Tallent, ’70, of Blairsville, giving to the Annual Fund allows him to directly affect student success.
“Our young people are the most valuable resource we have, and by investing in their futures we let them know we’re proud of them and believe in their success,” said Tallent, who noted the significant impact his time at YHC had on his own life.
Only 50 percent of the College’s operating costs are covered by student tuition. The College counts on Annual Fund gifts as the very foundation for all other giving. They provide a vital margin of excellence and give the College flexibility to spend where the need is greatest.
As the College continues to build on its long-standing legacy, it is crucial for alumni and friends to play an essential role in helping YHC take its place among the most competitive four-year colleges in the nation. Giving to the Annual Fund does just that.
“YHC prepares students academically as well as with life lessons that will stay with them forever,” said Tallent. “I’m very proud of the College’s reputation of being one of the finest schools in the South with outstanding faculty in a nurturing, wholesome environment.”
Gifts to the Annual Fund can be applied to a specific division, department, athletic team or program. All support—in any area, in any amount—counts toward YHC’s success.