$500,000 Johnson gift helps Lincoln College
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[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
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.
College news release]