Students Compete to Raise Money
Students will compete to raise money for the annual Phillips Theological Seminary Phonathon beginning Aug. 18. Teams will raise money from friends and family before Phonathon begins in the hopes of acquiring more donations for student scholarships. Annual Fund Program Director Malisa Pierce says this is the first year for the competition.
“Phonathon raises money each year for student scholarships and support, and this year we are giving students an opportunity to raise additional money from people in their community," she said.
Teams will be led by members of the Student Senate, a group of students committed to fostering the Phillips community. Students will set their own fundraising goals, and each student will be encouraged to raise $100 for the competition.
"We are hopeful that this will be a great event and students will be engaged in the fundraising process,” Pierce said.
Phonathon is an annual event to raise money for student scholarships and support at Phillips. Every year, approximately 90 percent of students receive scholarships to help off-set the cost of their seminary education.
Phonathon begins on September 2.