Earlier this week, we announced a $10,000 match challenge thanks to a generous donor. From now until April 30, every gift to the COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund will be matched up to $10,000!* In just four days, we have raised over $5,000 towards this match, which will allow us to serve 20 or more students.
We have received 285 applications and funding has been awarded to 198 students so far. Thank you to all of our donors who have made it possible for us to help students like Isaiah…
“Several weeks ago, I never would have thought that this pandemic would disrupt everything I had planned. Had I known that the last time I was on campus at NKU would be the very last time, I would have embraced my friends and thanked my professors. I thought we had more time together. I applied for the fund because my family has been economically impacted by the virus, as we all have. I didn't have anywhere to turn for funds during this difficult time after a series of opportunities were canceled. It's been very difficult, but again I am so thankful to the donors. Once the pandemic is over, I am looking forward to being the first person in my immediate family to earn a Master's degree in playwriting at the historic writer's workshop at the University of Iowa, where my hero, Tennessee Williams studied.” – Isaiah
*Match will end on April 30 or when matching funds are depleted.