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LWC Adair County Fund Drive Named in Memory of Don Franklin

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 [11:50 AM]

COLUMBIA, Ky. -- This year's Adair County Fund Drive for Lindsey Wilson College students will remember the career of one of the county's greatest citizens -- the late Don Franklin.

Franklin, whose business interests included a car dealership, died in 2008. But his legacy continues to live on, according to LWC Adair County Fund Drive Chair Jim Caywood.

"Don's Christian witness and passion for Adair County were an inspiration to us all," Caywood said. "After his passing, one person wrote that he was a 'one-man urban renewal project.'"

In honor of Franklin's impact on the county, this year's Adair County drive has been named the Don Franklin Spring Drive of 2011. All gifts made during the drive, which runs through June 30, will provide scholarship support for Adair County residents who attend Lindsey Wilson.

This school year, 348 residents are enrolled at the college. A total of 97 percent of LWC undergraduate students receive financial aid, and more than 85 percent of LWC undergraduate students are the first in their family to attend college.

"Don was a true friend," Caywood said. "I heard him say to someone on the phone once, 'If I said it, that's it.' That was Don. You didn't have to worry about him changing his mind on any discussion no matter what."

For more information about the Don Franklin Spring Drive of 2011 for Lindsey Wilson College, contact Lindsey Wilson Fund Director Brady Button at buttonb@lindsey.edu or (270) 384-8400.

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