College alum boosts campaign with gift
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[May 05, 2007]
Lincoln College graduate Alex D.
"Sandy" MacKinnon of Tampa, Fla., remembers the supportive education
he received when he first entered college. He is returning that
support by making a gift of $100,000 that will help build a new
gymnasium and museum for Lincoln College.
MacKinnon, who received an Alumni Achievement in Business award
during the Lincoln College alumni reunion dinner, said he was filled
with emotions when he was on campus. "I am very humbled to receive
this award, and I am grateful that Lincoln College gave me a chance
at getting an education," he said.
MacKinnon is chief executive
officer of Yale Lift Trucks of Florida and Georgia. He has served on
multiple community projects in the Tampa area, including Florida
2012, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and the Tampa Sports
Authority, where he was an active member in the planning of the
Raymond James Stadium, which is the home of the Tampa Bay
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Lincoln College President John Hutchinson said he was touched by
MacKinnon's support. "This gift is an extraordinary boost to our
comprehensive campaign and it is so touching to recognize that this
gift represents a payback for the power of Lincoln College in
transforming Mr. MacKinnon's life. He told me, ‘To whom much has
been given, much will be asked.' He has certainly lived out this
sentiment. We are deeply grateful," Hutchison said.
Debbie Ackerman, vice president of institutional advancement,
said the gift helps bring the reality of a new Lincoln Center into
focus. "We are grateful for Sandy and Dottie MacKinnon's gift to our
comprehensive capital campaign. Their generosity moves us one step
closer to breaking ground and building this very important
facility," said Ackerman.
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