GEORGETOWN, KY – Toyota recently pledged $125,000 toward a new â€śmatching grantâ€ť campaign at Georgetown College. Toyotaâ€™s gift will be used to â€śmatchâ€ť support from other individuals and organizations, and the total dollars raised will underwrite scholarship support forÂ under-servedÂ minority students who desire to attain the high caliber of education for which the college is known.
â€śAll of us at Toyota feel this pledge will go a long way toward helping students from a variety of backgrounds and experiences,â€ť said Wil James, President of the companyâ€™s large manufacturing plant in Georgetown. â€śThese scholarships will help students who might not have otherwise had the chance to attend Georgetown College. I have no doubt the experience will expand their vision and broaden their horizons, and eventually prove to be a vital step in achieving success in their chosen careers.â€ť
â€śThe college is one of Georgetownâ€™s and Scott Countyâ€™s most cherished assets,â€ť James continued.Â â€śIt has had an immeasurable impact on the lives of innumerable students and alumni, many of whom have become permanent residents of this great community. I hope this new matching grant campaign will help further enhance that impact.â€ť
Georgetown College is now asking both individual and corporate citizens to invest in the â€śToyota Match Campaign.â€ť
Bill Crouch, President of Georgetown College, said: â€śIt goes without saying that we appreciate this latest evidence of Toyotaâ€™s long-term support of our college. And it is especially pleasing they are offering to match the support of others. This is a great example of the team approach that Toyota brings to everything it does.â€ť
For additional information on the Toyota Matching Grant Campaign, contact Deborah Sewell, Office of Development, 502-863-8037 or email Deborah_Sewell@georgetowncollege.edu.