Greensboro, NC -- Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., chair of Guilford's Board of Trustees, announced his $1.5M gift in support of the College's Advancing Excellence campaign at the College's President's Gala on October 14th.
In addition to Bryan's trustee leadership position, he serves as campaign chair.
The gift will strengthen a $3.5 million endowment for Guilford College's lecture series that Bryan established with a $1 million gift in 1994.
The $1.5 million increases Bryan's lifetime giving to Guilford to $9 million and his commitment to Advancing Excellence to $2.8 million. The campaign is early in its public phase and has raised over $45 million toward a $60 million goal.
President Kent Chabotar said, "Joe's generosity has enabled Guilford to present for its students as well as the greater community a marvelous opportunity to engage with people who have changed the world. Through Joe's outstanding leadership and his generosity, Guilford has benefitted in many ways. As an alumnus and major benefactor, he is a tremendous asset to the College and we are most greatful."
The Bryan Series presents five lectures each year by distinguished speakers in the arts, humanities and public affairs, including President Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Advancing Excellence is Guilford's comprehensive $60 million campaign to support the College endowment, facilities and annual operating expenses. More information is available, here.