New Toyota campaign to increase scholarships for minority students

GEORGETOWN, KY – Toyota recently pledged $125,000 toward a new “matching grant” campaign at Georgetown College. Toyota’s gift will be used to “match” support from other individuals and organizations, and the total dollars raised will underwrite scholarship support for under-served  minority students who desire to attain the high caliber of education for which the college is known.

“All of us at Toyota feel this pledge will go a long way toward helping students from a variety of backgrounds and experiences,” said Wil James, President of the company’s large manufacturing plant in Georgetown. “These 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.”

“The college is one of Georgetown’s and Scott County’s most cherished assets,” James continued.  “It 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.”

Georgetown College is now asking both individual and corporate citizens to invest in the “Toyota Match Campaign.”

Bill Crouch, President of Georgetown College, said: “It goes without saying that we appreciate this latest evidence of Toyota’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.”

For additional information on the Toyota Matching Grant Campaign, contact Deborah Sewell, Office of Development, 502-863-8037 or email Deborah_Sewell@georgetowncollege.edu.



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