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Parents giving now contributes to Annual Fund

For the past several years, the Parents Fund has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Transylvania’s J. Douglas Gay Jr./Frances Carrick Thomas Library. Last year, the fund raised a record $104,015, helping secure a $1 million challenge grant as part of a $6.2 million initiative to reinvigorate the library.

This year the Parents Fund has become the Parents Annual Fund and is now part of Transylvania’s overall Annual Fund.  Instead of gifts from Transylvania parents and grandparents going only to the library, money raised will go toward improving all facets of campus life.

“The Parents Annual Fund enhances time in the classroom, supports extracurricular activities, provides scholarships, and strengthens the Transylvania experience,” Rikki Starich, major gifts officer, said.

This year’s Parents Annual Fund goal is $105,000, up from $100,000 last year. Parents Council co-presidents Scott and Carmen Jagoe, parents of Lindsey Jagoe ’12, hope to see that number bested again and the relationship between Transylvania and its parents to grow.

“Anything extra that people can give is a huge benefit,” Carmen Jagoe said. “And I would encourage every parent to be involved in any way they can, even to volunteer for an hour.”

For more information about the annual fund, or to make a contribution, visit or call the development office at (859) 233-8275 or (800) 487-2679.

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