Carole Fanning Supports High Point University with a $1 Million Gift
HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 11, 2020 – Carole Fanning, of Canton, Georgia, has pledged $1 million to High Point University, to create an endowed scholarship honoring her late husband, Bill, an HPU alumnus who passed away in May 2019.
“This is a generous gift from Carole’s heart that we are deeply grateful for,” says HPU President Nido Qubein. “We are thankful for Carole’s commitment to memorialize Bill’s legacy at HPU by funding this scholarship for our students.”
ABOVE PHOTO – Carole Fanning, of Canton, Georgia, has pledged $1 million to High Point University, to create an endowed scholarship honoring her late husband, Bill, an HPU alumnus who passed away in May 2019.
Recipients of the William F., ’67, and Carole P. Fanning Endowed Scholarship Fund will be selected from the rising members of the sophomore, junior and senior classes at HPU who have demonstrated financial need.
While attending HPU, Bill was a member of Theta Chi, and through the years kept in touch with his Theta Chi brothers. He graduated as a member of the class of 1967. Bill’s passion for accounting began at HPU.
During Bill’s 50-year accounting career, he was nationally known for his expertise in the practice for major architects, engineers and contractors. He was also instrumental in founding the Professional Services Management Journal.
“In loving memory and tribute to the man who made my dreams come true, this scholarship is established to help future students’ dreams come true,” says Carole.
Carole worked for the Southern Industrial Relations Conference, hosted in Black Mountain, North Carolina, for many years. This conference served to promote better relations between employers and employees.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.® HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students. It is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report for Best Regional Colleges in the South, No. 1 for Most Innovative Regional Colleges in the South and No. 1 for Best Undergraduate Teaching in the South. The Princeton Review named HPU in the 2020 edition of “The Best 385 Colleges” and on the Best Southeastern Colleges “2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list. HPU was recognized as a Great School for Business Majors and a Great School for Communication Majors. HPU was also recognized for Most Beautiful Campus (No. 18), Best College Dorms (No. 5) and Best Campus Food (No. 20).For nine years in a row, HPU has been named a College of Distinction with special recognition for business and education programs and career development, and The National Council on Teacher Quality ranks HPU’s elementary education program as one of the best in the nation. The university offers 60 undergraduate majors, 64 undergraduate minors and 13 graduate degree programs. It is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the web at highpoint.edu.