HIGH POINT − A new pledge by a High Point family brings fundraising totals for the the Say Yes to Education Campaign in Guilford County to the $20 million mark.
The High Point Community Foundation announced today that the Rob and Susan Culp family pledged $1 million to the initiative, which seeks to provide last-dollar college scholarships for graduates of Guilford County Schools.
All three generations of the Culp family support local schools, where Iv, Graham and Lee Culp graduated, according to the news release. Susan Culp is chairman of the High Point Community Foundation’s Grants Committee and a member of the foundation’s Principals’ Fund for Student Needs. Rob Culp is chairman of Culp Inc. and has been a strong leader and advocate for the business community as an active member of the High Point Partners.
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All pledges are contingent on Say Yes to Education officially selecting Guilford County as the nation’s next Say Yes community. To be selected, Guilford County must achieve several remaining goals, including raising an additional $8 million in pledges. Say Yes plans to make a decision by this fall.
The effort could help students graduate from high school and get help with attending college.
Say Yes to Education is a nonprofit organization based that focuses on deterring high school dropouts and increasing a student’s access to college.