The campaign will run for 1,960 minutes
With more than 90 percent of students receiving some form of financial aid and nearly every admitted student being offered a scholarship, New College is one of the most affordable small colleges in the country.
(Sarasota-Manatee, FL; October 2020) The New College Foundation recently announced that it has launched a scholarship fundraising campaign to commemorate New College of Florida’s 60th anniversary. The online campaign will run for 1,960 minutes, from 8 a.m. on Tuesday, October 20, through 4:40 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21. According to MaryAnne Young, vice president of advancement and executive director of the New College Foundation, their goal is to raise a minimum of $19,600—in honor of the year New College was established. All funds will be directed to scholarships. To donate, visit https://www.givegab.com/campaigns/1960campaign.
“New College was founded in 1960,” says Young. “Today, it thrives as the state’s honors college and one of the finest affordable liberal arts colleges in the United States. New College has seen profound changes in six decades. But its core philosophy hasn’t changed. It’s never wavered from its mission: To prepare intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement. The Foundation exists to raise funds to support students and open the doors to a world-class college education for young people who might otherwise have been shut out.”
Young adds that college students around the country are facing increased financial stress due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “The pandemic has proven to be challenging for students in more ways than one,” says Young. “Students and their families are struggling to make ends meet—many have lost jobs and are taking on debt. We’re reaching out to alumni and the community to stand by our students during this tough time.”
For more information about New College Foundation, call 941-487-4800 or visit www.ncf.edu/alumni-and-friends.
About New College of Florida
Located in Sarasota, New College of Florida has educated intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement since its founding in 1960. As the State of Florida’s designated honors college, New College provides an exceptional education that transforms students’ intellectual curiosity into personal accomplishment. The 110-acre campus on Sarasota Bay is home to more than 700 students and 80 full-time faculty engaged in interdisciplinary research and collaborative learning. New College offers nearly 40 areas of concentration for undergraduates and a master’s degree program in Data Science.