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Concord University Meets Challenge Of Anonymous Donor To Raise Funds For Student Emergency Grant Program

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,


After 4 p.m.

Office: 304-384-5211

Cell: 304-320-6405






ATHENS, W.Va. – An emergency grant program for Concord University students is growing thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor and additional contributors.


The anonymous donor agreed to donate $10,000 to the Concord University Gap Fund if Concord could bring the current total of the fund, through donations, to $10,000 or more. The challenge was accepted and met which will raise the amount of money in the fund to $20,000.


The Concord University Gap Fund provides small grants to undergraduate Concord students who have high unmet financial need or who find themselves in a financial situation that can be detrimental to their staying in school.


“We’re thrilled that the Concord community – faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and friends of the University – rose up to the challenge, allowing us to meet our goal,” stated Dr. Sarah Beasley, Director of Retention.  “It’s yet another example of Concord’s commitment to students and their success.


“These funds will go a long way in aiding already financially strapped students who face financial emergencies that likely would lead to their dropping out of college. We offer many thanks to all the donors who made this possible,” she said.


Funds are housed in the Concord University Foundation and will be disbursed directly to students within five days of the receipt of a short application (if determined to be eligible and with relevant, allowable expenses).


For additional information about the Concord University Gap Fund, please contact Dr. Sarah Beasley at or 304-384-6298.


To support the CU Gap Fund, make your donation to the Concord University Foundation, Inc. and write Gap Fund on the memo line of the check. Checks may be dropped off at the Office of Advancement in University Point on the Athens campus or mailed to Office of Advancement, Concord University, P.O. Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712-1000.

Donations may also be made online at (please select CU Gap Fund from the drop-down box).




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