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Alumni & Friends

Advancement: Giving Priorities and Opportunities

We have seen many changes at Warner University since we opened our doors and welcomed our very first students in 1968. We are so grateful for every individual that God has brought through our doors. Our alumni hold a special place in our history and our hearts. We strive every day to provide a safe place where our students can learn about God, develop their passions, and form lifelong friendships in an environment that is beyond belief.

God continues to bless our university and our alumni are a constant encouragement to our heart. Be sure to check out our blog for all our Alumni Spotlights and share your stories with us. We hope you will connect with us on social media, and as always welcome you back to campus!

Scholarships through the "Royal Fund for Excellence"

Scholarships are vitally important to the educational success of college students today. This scenario is the same for the majority of Warner University students. Since more than 99% of WU students receive some form of financial aid from the University, scholarship funding is a key to offering a high-quality, Christian education. Consider investing in our students through a gift to Warner’s Royal Fund for Excellence. Annually, Warner University gives back over $5.9MM in institutional scholarships for students in need. On average, this reduces the tuition burden for students by around 30%, allowing more students to choose a Christ-centered education.

Warner JUST kicked off a campaign to match a NEW $2.5 million donation towards scholarships. 

Help us reach this goal for the future of WU students by December 31, 2020!

Warner University’s 3rd Annual “Apples of Gold” event to raise funds for scholarships for young ladies was held Nov. 7, 2019 with recent alumna Maegan Meredith as our keynote speaker. Please click here for more information about last year’s event.

Through the establishment of endowed scholarships, Warner University is able to provide student financial support for academic award and financial need. An endowed scholarship can be established through a donation of $20,000. The fund can begin with any amount and as you give, it continues to grow. When the scholarship reaches $20,000 it qualifies as a named endowment. To learn more, see our Endowed Scholarship Policy.

Capital Campaigns and Facility Development

Warner University is in GROWTH mode! With the completion of over 90,000 sq.ft. in new or updated facilities in the past few years alone, WU is on the move! There are a couple of capital projects with investment opportunities still available:

Warner’s New Tye Athletic Performance Center

This 13,000 sq.ft. center gives our athletes a new home! The Tye Center houses:

  • A large Locker Room for the WU Royals Football team players
  • Coaches’ offices
  • Training Facilities
  • Large Fitness/Weight Room
  • Showers
  • Second-story balcony overlooking the new baseball field

Consider how you may help Warner complete this much-needed project. We have some upstairs naming opportunities still available, just give us a call at 863-638-1446 or email leighann.wynn@warner.edu.

Baseball Stadium Campaign “Let’s Hit it Out of the Park”

Warner’s updated baseball stadium is well on its way! 

  • The Player Experience – the new scoreboard has been installed and stadium lights are up – Night games have begun!
  • The Fan Experience – new covered seating is under contract which will include over 300 seats including 100 full seats. Full seats are available for naming for $1,200. Please consider investing in WU’s new baseball stadium with a gift. Click here for more information.
Planned Giving: What Is Your Legacy?

You may create a gift of lasting significance to Warner University through bequests, gift annuities, stocks, real estate, insurance, charitable remainder trusts, wills, estates, and other types of gifts. These “planned gifts” make it possible for you to take care of yourself and your family, minimize your federal tax liability, and benefit the University in a lasting way. It is always wisest to consult your tax professional regarding any planned gift you wish to make.            

To learn more about gifts to Warner University through wills and estates, charitable annuities, trusts, and life insurance, contact Andrea Thies, Vice President of Advancement at andrea.thies@warner.edu or 863-638-7611.

Alumni Giving

Support your Alma Mater by taking the Lion’s Share challenge. For as little as $10 per month, you can join other Royals in securing the future of Warner University. Of course we will be happy to accept larger gifts as well. Donations can be made through a one-time gift, but they can also be set up as automatic deductions from your checking/savings account or credit card if you prefer.

Alumni can also support WU through employer matching gifts, student recruitment, and internship and employment opportunities for present students or graduates. All of the options help the University continue to grow while increasing the value of the diploma you already hold.

Have you moved? Or just updated your email address? Keep us up to date by filling out this form. For more information, contact Alumni Relations & Annual Fund Coordinator, Abby Crawford at abby.crawford@warner.edu or 863-638-7248.

Swindle Ag Complex "Stock the Barn"

The Swindle Ag Complex was dedicated on September 20, 2018!

To view the current donors to the Agriculture Complex and program, click here: 

 

Warner would like to say a big thank you to these donors for their generosity!

 Warner is so gracious that the complex is completed, now we are continuing this project by “stocking the barn”! Join us by picking an item or an amount to help us fill out the inside of the complex:

Stock the Barn Campaign

  • Ag Student Scholarships- $25,000
  • Livestock/Rodeo Arena- $20,000
  • Used Truck- $15,000
  • Stock Trailer-$10,000
  • Laminar Flow Hood & Microscopes- $8,000 Stocked By: A. Duda & Sons
  • John Deere Gator/UTV- $7,000
  • TV/Computer Display Cart- $6,500
  • Projection Microscopes- $6,000
  • Portable Fume Hood- $5,500 Stocked by: Jahna Foundation
  • Welding Booths (2)- $5,000 Stocked by: Fla FFA Alumni Association
  • Chicken Coop- $5,000 Stocked By: Dan and Barb Andrews
  • Mower Implement- $2,000 Stocked by: Albritton & Sons
  • Disk Implement- $1,500 Stocked by: Albritton & Sons
  • Livestock Fans- $1,500
  • Saddle Rack- $400
  • Water Troughs/Feed Buckets- $250
  • Tools- $250 Stocked By: FL Strawberry Grower’s
  • Blower- $150
  • Stall Muck Bucket and Cart- $125

For More Information, Please contact Leigh Ann Wynn at leighann.wynn@warner.edu or at 863-638-1446

Alumni & Friends Brick Walkway

The Alumni & Friends Brick Walkway is a wonderful way to honor a family member or friend, commemorate a special event, or pay tribute to a loved one. Your name, year of graduation, or personal message will be engraved and placed alongside those of classmates, friends, and family in the walkway that begins at the Love Essence sculpture.

Bricks may be purchased for $125 each, and will pave the way for future Royals for years to come. Contact Alumni Relations & Annual Fund Coordinator Abby Crawford at abby.crawford@warner.edu or 863-638-7248 or purchase a brick online here and choose “Alumni & Friends Brick Walkway” on the drop-down menu to designate where you would like to direct your gift.

Amazon Smile

When you add Warner University as your charity when you shop at Smile.Amazon.com (not the app), Warner simply receives .5% of the purchases you make. Just click here and begin shopping.