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Reeves Foundation Pledges $1 Million Gift to Wofford

Wednesday, February 26, 2003

SPARTANBURG, SC—The Reeves Foundation of Summit, N.J., has pledged
a $1 million gift to Wofford College to establish an endowed professorship.

The gift is in the form of a challenge. Wofford must raise a minimum of another $2 million toward two additional endowed professorships before June 1 to fulfill the challenge.

Ed Reeves, president of the Reeves Foundation and a member of the Wofford College board of trustees, notes, “The Reeves Foundation wanted to step forward early and offer a meaningful challenge that would be directly beneficial to a high priority need of the college. We are hopeful that this gift will encourage support from many other donors and will help gain their involvement in the many educational opportunities being provided by an already outstanding faculty.”

Wofford President Benjamin B. Dunlap says, “The Reeves Challenge offers significant support for increasing the size of our faculty. That will in turn enable us to enhance an already vibrant curriculum and maintain the close-knit student-faculty community for which this college is famous.”

Several donors already have made commitments to the challenge, and the total gifts pledged is approaching $500,000. Donors who have an interest in participating, or who have specific questions, should contact Ed Story, Smith Patterson or Marion Peavey in the Office of Development and College Relations at (864) 597-4200.