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Bonner Program Receives $500,000 Grant

Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 [7:48 PM]
AUGUST 24, 2010
LINDSEY WILSON RECEIVES $500,000
TO FUND $1 MILLION ENDOWMENT
FOR SERVICE-LEARNING PROGRAM
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Lindsey Wilson College has received a $500,000 endowment grant to support service-learning initiatives at the liberal arts college.
The grant is from the Bonner Foundation of Princeton, N.J., and it will be matched by $500,000 from the college to create a $1 million endowment.
The $1 million endowment will be used to provide scholarships to more than four dozen students who participate in the Lindsey Wilson Bonner Leaders program.
"The Bonner Leader program is an incredible asset to Lindsey Wilson's students because it helps them become values-centered parents, employees and volunteers who are committed to serving others," said Lindsey Wilson President William T. Luckey Jr. "Bonner Leader students learn through doing, through leading and through reaching out to help others. These habits of service ingrain in them the ability to and the need to be integrally connected to those around them."
Lindsey Wilson started its Bonner Leader program in 2005-06 with eight students, and it expanded the program to 42 students in 2009-10. Thanks to the endowment gift, the college has more than 50 Bonner Leader students in 2010-11, according to LWC Director of Civic Engagement & Student Leadership Amy Thompson-Wells.
Since its inception, LWC Bonner Leaders have contributed more than 30,000 hours of community service to the region, including more than 10,000 hours during the 2009-10 school year. In 2007, the LWC Bonner Leader program received the Best Partner Award from the Kentucky Community Education Association for its work with the after-school program at Columbia's Colonel William Casey School.
"Lindsey Wilson College is making a difference in Columbia and in surrounding communities through the Bonner Leader program," Luckey said.
One of those students is Kayla Clark of Greensburg, Ky. Clark has voolunteered at Colonel William Casey School's after-school "Camp Casey" program.
"It's been a great experience for me because I've learned who I am," Clark said. "I've also learned that service is something I really enjoy doing. I've realized that helping people from the heart is what I want to do with my life."
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LWC BONNER LEADERS 2010-11 -- Members of the Bonner Leaders gather earlier this month in the Norma and Glen Hodge Center for Discipleship.
Front row, from left: Kyle Berry of Elizabethtown, Ky.; Zack Smith of Harrodsburg, Ky.; of Marion, Ky.; Saundra Winn, Tanner Strein of Lexington, Ky.; Holli Clevenger of Ashland, Ky.; Hollie Carter of Lawrenceburg, Ky.; Katelin Frederick of Hustonville, Ky.; Patsy Richards of Hustonville, Ky.; Lacey Maglinger of Henderson, Ky.; Tiffany Young of Greensburg, Ky.; Nathan Davis of Gamaliel, Ky.; and Cherise Mingus of Columbia.
Second row, from left: Megan Humphress of Louisville, Ky.; Brandi Jo Crowe of Mount Hermon, Ky.; Haley Dennis of Munfordville, Ky.; Emily Adams of Jamestown, Ky.; Khyati Patel of Newnan, Ga.; Paige Walls of Taylorsville, Ky.; Lydia Tiller of Columbia; Elizabeth Goode of Somerset, Ky.; Chelsea Wethington of Nashville, Tenn.; Kristi Farmer of Louisville, Ky.; Savannah Hines of Sonora, Ky.; Sydney Bird of Fisherville, Ky.; Caitlin Underwood of Hodgenville, Ky.; Lacy Harris of Campbellsville, Ky.; Kayla Clark of Greensburg, Ky.; and Betsy Durham of Hodgenville, Ky.
Third row, from left: Jamie Williams of Louisville, Ky.; Abby Osborn of Lawrenceburg, Ky.; Rachel Carr of Danville, Ky.; Roxanne Thiery of Glasgow, Ky.; Sara Beth Vincent of Cub Run, Ky.; Shameka Fridenstine of Louisville, Ky.; Hannah Wilson of Lawrenceburg, Ky.; Natalie Vickous of Lancaster, Ky.; Megan Winstead of Louisville, Ky.; Kanisha Frye of Cadiz, Ky.; Katie Easton of Crestwood, Ky.; Macy Bailey of Hodgenville, Ky.; Cristin Duncan of Russell Springs, Ky.; Sarah Keller of Greenville, Ind.; Emily Carnall of Shepherdsville, Ky.; and Bonner Leader Program Co-Director Amy Thompson-Wells.
Fourth row: Josh Newman of Mayville, N.Y.; Nate Smith of Hartford, Ky.; John Brown of Albany, Ky.; Joe Cox of Elizabethtown, Ky.; Michael Firquin of Bonnieville, Ky.; Adam McLean of Columbia; Hezekiah Weiss of McKee, Ky.; Nicole Moyer of LaGrange, Ky.; Lee Wisdom of PeWee Valley, Ky.; Trey Ball of Strunk, Ky.; Jessica Rinesmith of Shepherdsville, Ky.; Frankie Wilson of Elizabethtown, Ky.; Aarin Kulig of Bardstown, Ky.; Ashley Koller of Columbia; Meagan Ray of White Mills, Ky.; Stephanie Barrett of Louisville, Ky.; Sarah Mitchell of Monticello, Ky.; and Bonner Leader Program Co-Director Elise Luckey. 
Not pictured: Joanie Alexander of Brodhead, Ky.; Hannah Hunter of Versailles, Ky.; Casey McGowan of Jamestown, Ky.; and Kelli Semones of Versailles, Ky.
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Contact: Duane Bonifer
(270) 384-8212
LWC BONNER LEADERS 2010-11 -- The 2010-11 Lindsey Wilson College Bonner Leaders gather in the Norma & Glen Hodge Center for Discipleship earlier this month. The program received a $500,000 endowment grant to support its service-learning initiatives.
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Bonner Leaders 001 Group August 13, 2010

The 2010-11 LWC  Bonner Leaders gather in early August the Norma & Glen Hodge
Center for Discipleship. The program received a $500,000 endowment grant to support
its service-learning initiatives.

COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Lindsey Wilson College has received a $500,000 endowment grant to support service-learning initiatives at the liberal arts college.

The grant is from the Bonner Foundation of Princeton, N.J., and it will be matched by $500,000 from the college to create a $1 million endowment.

The $1 million endowment will be used to provide scholarships to more than four dozen students who participate in the Lindsey Wilson Bonner Leaders program.

"The Bonner Leader program is an incredible asset to Lindsey Wilson's students because it helps them become values-centered parents, employees and volunteers who are committed to serving others," said Lindsey Wilson President William T. Luckey Jr. "Bonner Leader students learn through doing, through leading and through reaching out to help others. These habits of service ingrain in them the ability to and the need to be integrally connected to those around them."

Lindsey Wilson started its Bonner Leader program in 2005-06 with eight students, and it expanded the program to 42 students in 2009-10. Thanks to the endowment gift, the college has more than 50 Bonner Leader students in 2010-11, according to LWC Director of Civic Engagement & Student Leadership Amy Thompson-Wells.

Since its inception, LWC Bonner Leaders have contributed more than 30,000 hours of community service to the region, including more than 10,000 hours during the 2009-10 school year. In 2007, the LWC Bonner Leader program received the Best Partner Award from the Kentucky Community Education Association for its work with the after-school program at Columbia's Colonel William Casey School.

"Lindsey Wilson College is making a difference in Columbia and in surrounding communities through the Bonner Leader program," Luckey said.

One of those students is Kayla Clark of Greensburg, Ky. Clark has voolunteered at Colonel William Casey School's after-school "Camp Casey" program.

"It's been a great experience for me because I've learned who I am," Clark said. "I've also learned that service is something I really enjoy doing. I've realized that helping people from the heart is what I want to do with my life." 

 

 

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