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Decatur pledges $5K if seniors donate

By Phoebe Roe

Seniors, take out your wallets. If 85 percent of seniors donate to the Kenyon Fund, President Sean Decatur has promised to donate $5,000 from his own pocket to support the Fund and the Senior Challenge.

The Senior Challenge is part of Kenyon’s yearly push to get seniors donating to the Kenyon Fund. Administrators hope that by beginning to donate during their senior year, seniors will continue donating to Kenyon after they graduate.

“Support for the College both by current students and also by alums is important,” Decatur said.

Decatur said he decided to donate to the fund when he learned that an anonymous donor had given $10,000 to the fund specifically to support internships.

“I think it’s great that the seniors identified as a priority the internship support, which I also feel strongly about as a program,” Decatur said.

As for whether or not he’ll be donating to next year’s Senior Challenge, Decatur says we will have to wait to find out.

“I guess if it works, we’ll see,” he said. “If no one actually gives anything then I guess I won’t.”

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