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$500,000 Johnson gift helps Lincoln College       Send a link to a friend

[AUG. 28, 2006]  Lincoln College President John Hutchinson announced last week that the college received a major gift of $500,000 from the trust of James Johnson of Peoria and the late Evelyn Johnson.

Hutchinson said the gift will help the college in a variety of ways.

"Lincoln College is extremely grateful for this generous gift from Mr. Johnson," Hutchison said. "This gift shows confidence in the institution and the current direction of the college. The money will be used as a significant lead gift in an upcoming comprehensive campaign. On behalf of the college I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to Mr. Johnson."

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Hutchinson said the five-year comprehensive campaign called "If It Hadn't Been for Lincoln College…" is currently in the silent phase and will provide endowment support, faculty development and instructional technology at Lincoln College.

Johnson, who grew up in the Lincoln area, is a 1933 graduate of Lincoln College. He served as chairman of the college's board of trustees from 1975 to 1978. He is former president of the First National Bank of Peoria.

[Lincoln College news release]

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