ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A private liberal arts college with campuses in New Mexico and Maryland has seen a spike in donations since announcing plans to decrease tuition.
St. John’s College reported more than 1,000 small gifts in its annual fund, totaling more than $750,000 since September. The Capital Gazette reports the amount is nearly twice as much what the annual fund raised during the same period in 2017.READ MORE: Fells Point Business Owners Meet With City Agencies On Recent Crime
Officials say the influx of gifts have come in since the school launched a $300-million campaign to fund its new philanthropy-centered financial model Sept. 12. St. John’s is one of a few U.S. colleges that pivoted to a philanthropy-centered financial model that relies more on donor dollars.READ MORE: Blood Donations Needed As US Faces Severe Shortage, Red Cross Says
Officials say it’s too soon to tell if the tuition decrease will produce more applicants.Syringe Stabber, Thomas Stemen, Enters Plea Deal For Feb. 2020 Grocery Store Attack
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