On April 25, 2023 Paris Junior College will join over 195 nonprofit organizations throughout north and east Texas as part of East Texas Giving Day. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor there will be a $5,000 match gift.
East Texas Giving Day is an 18-hour online event that provides critical funding for our area. The purpose of an area-wide Giving Day is to bring the region together on one day and as one community, raising money and awareness for local needs.
“The philanthropic support of our alumni and friends makes a big difference for PJC student success and our programs,” said President Pam Anglin. “I am looking forward to this day as a wonderful opportunity for our community to demonstrate pride in our College while supporting the incredible work of our students, faculty and staff.”
On April 25, from 6 a.m. to midnight, PJC Alumni, former students, friends, businesses, and everyone with a passion to help others are invited to make a gift, large or small, at www.easttexasgivingday.org/pjc to invest in the lives of our students. By logging in at this web address, your gift is directed specifically to PJC.
“This is always such an exciting day for our students, faculty and staff along with the entire community, because we are always humbled and blown away by the support of our PJC community,” PJC Advancement director Baleigh McCoin said. “As state budget cuts become more and more serious, days like this Giving Day bring our community hope and inspiration for the things we can accomplish with our partners and friends.”
Gifts are tax deductible and may be made with a cell phone, iPad, desktop computer, laptop computer, or any device with internet accessibility at the website listed. If preferred, a check may be mailed to Baleigh McCoin, PJC East Texas Giving Day, 2400 Clarksville Street, Paris, TX 75460-6258. Gifts from local donors or cash gifts may be made by contacting McCoin at 903-782-0276 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The college will use its social media channels to encourage East Texas Giving Day participation and is asking those who use social media to like, share, or forward messages to help spread the word, or forward emails about the campaign to their friends.
Photo cutline: East Texas Giving Day donations to the Paris Junior College Memorial Foundation help fund scholarships for PJC students such as these, recently waiting to be inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the two-year college honor society.