Centenary raises over 4 million in 2017-2018 to support students, capital needs

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary College recently closed a successful fiscal year in which donations to the College topped $4 million, including over $300,000 in endowed gifts and over $350,000 in gifts dedicated to capital projects.

“Centenary has an impressive and generous network in Shreveport-Bossier City and beyond,” says Centenary president Dr. Christopher L. Holoman. “We are very excited about the direction of the College, and the support we received this year from our alumni, Board of Trustees, and other friends has helped make this progress possible.”

Centenary continued its participation in two important online giving efforts, the nationwide Giving Tuesday in early December, which raised over $90,000 for the College, and Give for Good, sponsored by the Community Foundation of North Louisiana, in May. Centenary also hosted its second annual Beast Feast: Surf, Turf, and More! event in late May and increased revenue from the festival-style food fundraiser to $26,000 and doubled the attendance to nearly five hundred.

Additionally, targeted giving campaigns developed in partnership with the new Centenary Athletic Club (CAC) are helping to fund a variety of sport-specific projects and facilities upgrades. Many of  the CAC initiatives are hosted on a unique online crowdfunding platform designed specifically for colleges and universities, which allows Centenary student-athletes to create their own funding pages and easily share the campaign with potential donors through social media.

“We are so very grateful for the generosity and support of alumni and friends of Centenary College,” says Fred Landry, Vice President for Development. “It is truly gratifying to see so many invest in the life of the college and our students, professors, and staff. That reservoir of support has kept Centenary at the forefront of liberal arts education for nearly two hundred years and we look forward to even greater momentum and success in the years to come.”