The Independent College Fund of North Carolina (ICFNC) has raised $2.9 million in its 2016-17 fundraising campaign, according to Director Colleen Kinser. The campaign raised $590,970 in scholarship support, $218,455 for student enrichment programs and other grants, and more than $2 million in in-kind gifts. ICFNC is a division of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU).
The amount raised for student enrichment programs included $86,000 for NCICU’s annual Ethics Bowl in which 22 North Carolina colleges and universities participated. The Fund provides food and lodging for participants and a stipend for campus team coordinators.
In an ongoing partnership, SAS provided more than $2 million in donations of software and training support for 31 participating NCICU campuses.
“We are so grateful to the more than 125 corporate and foundation donors and sponsors who contributed to this year’s campaign,” said Kinser. “Their support provides deserving students with, not only the opportunity to attend the college or university of their choice, but also to participate in enriching programming that take the college experience to another level.”
The Independent College Fund of North Carolina is the division of North Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities that provides student scholarship aid and enrichment programs. NCICU supports, represents and advocates for North Carolina’s 36 private colleges and universities.