Thomas Mitchell, ISU Foundation, (515) 294-4607
Steve Sullivan, News Service, (515) 294-3720
IOWA STATE'S CAMPAIGN DESTINY SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCED
AMES, Iowa -- A new scholarship has been established at Iowa State University in honor of the donors whose gifts made Campaign Destiny: To Become the Best the most successful fund-raising effort in ISU history.
The scholarship and its first recipient were announced Friday, Oct. 6, at the Order of the Knoll Fall Gala, an annual event for Iowa State's top donors. The evening also included presentation of the Order of the Knoll awards recognizing exceptional philanthropic and volunteer achievements.
The first recipient of the $1,000 Campaign Destiny Scholarship is Crystal Castro, a freshman in materials science and engineering from Sioux Rapids.
"Fortunately, I've always believed that without an education, I wouldn't get anywhere. So I worked really hard, got good grades, and people recognized me for that. And today, to have people put so much faith in me and my education, Im just amazed, extremely grateful, and overwhelmed," said Castro.
"The endowed Campaign Destiny Scholarship is our way of thanking the thousands of donors who contributed to this successful campaign. One of the largest areas for donors' gifts during Campaign Destiny was scholarships, so establishing one in their honor was very appropriate," said Tom Mitchell, ISU Foundation president.
Donors contributed almost $104 million for scholarship programs during Campaign Destiny. The five-year campaign, which officially ended June 30, raised more than $458.6 million toward projects advancing Iowa States aspiration to become the nations best land-grant university.
Mitchell and Arend Sandbulte, chair of the Foundation Board of Directors, presented Order of the Knoll awards to five individual and corporate donors for their exceptional support of and involvement with Iowa State. The 2000 Order of the Knoll honorees are listed below.
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