During a virtual meeting on Giving Tuesday, Tammy Thurman, bottom center, presented Chancellor Karrie G. Dixon, top left, and Vice Chancellor for University Advancement Anita Walton with a $50,000 gift from the Duke Energy Foundation.
Elizabeth City State University received a $50,000 gift on Giving Tuesday from the Duke Energy Foundation. The gift will be used at the discretion of the University.
According to the University, Tammy Thurman of Piedmont Natural Gas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, presented the gift to Chancellor Karrie G. Dixon Tuesday morning during a virtual meeting.
While ECSU will continue receiving gifts throughout the week, at the close of the day Tuesday, $55,167.89 was collected, including the generous gift from the Duke Energy Foundation. Although funds raised during Giving Tuesday are largely designated for the Student Assistance Fund, Duke Energy has given ECSU the flexibility to use the gift at its discretion.
“We are discussing how the funds will be used to have the most direct and greatest impact on our students,” said Anita Walton, Vice Chancellor for University Advancement.
Chancellor Dixon said community partners such as Duke Energy make a big difference in the lives of ECSU students.
“We are incredibly grateful to the Duke Energy Foundation for its commitment to our students, and for recognizing the significant impact higher education has on a community,” said Chancellor Dixon.
The Duke Energy Foundation actively works to strengthen the quality of life in the communities they serve. They fund programs that support education, the environment, and communities across the state.
“On this Giving Tuesday we’re proud to support the students of ECSU,” said Tammie Thurman, Community Relations Manager for Piedmont Natural Gas. “It’s important to us to bolster education and help provide new opportunities for our state’s future leaders.”