Westminster College receives $2 million donation

1 year 3 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, April 27 2016 Apr 27, 2016 Wednesday, April 27, 2016 11:25:00 AM CDT April 27, 2016 in News
By: Luisangel Rodriguez, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
(left to right): Bill Felder, Rob Price, Jack Baumstark, Dr. Benjamin Ola. Akande, and John Panettiere

FULTON - Westminster College President Dr. Benjamin Ola Akande announced in a press release Wednesday that four alumni couples donated a total of $2 million to the institution.

"The financial investment of our alumni is the lifeblood of Westminster," Akande said. "We are fortunate to have such dedicated individuals at the forefront of our effort."

John Panettiere, one of the donors, said, "We need our alumni, trustees, and friends to come forward and give Dr. Akande the ammunition to forge ahead successfully. We can't expect positive results without giving the College the financial backing in order to effect these positive changes!"

The four couples include John and Wendy Panettiere from Eclectic, Alabama, Bill and Katharine Felder from Dallas, Robert and Susan Price from Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Jack and Janet Baumstark from St. Louis.

"We can be so grateful that these four couples are strongly invested in the future welfare of this college we all feel is such a special place, and I want to publicly thank them for their generosity,” Akande said. "I look forward to working with them as well as others in the months ahead."

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