The Independent College Fund of North Carolina (ICFNC) has raised $3.2 million in its 2018-19 fundraising campaign, according to Director Colleen Kinser. The campaign raised $505,820 in scholarship support, $360,987 for student enrichment programs and other grants, and more than $2.3 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 $69,950 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. Other major donors include BB&T Charitable Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC, CIC/UPS Educational Endowment Fund, Wells Fargo Foundation and the Philip L. Van Every Foundation.
“We are so grateful to the 130 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 enrichment programs that enhance the college experience.”