Parents Honor Son and Lincoln College Alumnus with Generous Gift to Name Fitness Center
Stories of philanthropic activity have been rare in this past year of economic tumult. However, Lincoln College recently received a generous response to their fundraising efforts for the new Lincoln Center and Museum facility currently under construction. Lincoln College Vice President for Advancement Debbie Ackerman received a call from alumnus parents Roger and Stevie Joslin who wanted to do something special to honor their son Scott Joslin (class of 1982). The Joslins decided to do this by giving a gift of $250,000 which will make the Scott Joslin Fitness Center at The Lincoln Center a reality. The Joslins are known for their dedication and benevolence to their churches, communities and universities.
The Joslins stated that “Scott’s experience at Lincoln College was so very positive at a critical time in his life. We are pleased to be able to honor him while expressing our thanks.”
“We were delighted and humbled by the generosity of the Joslin family, and their desire to honor their son and Lincoln College alumnus, Scott Joslin,” stated President John Hutchinson, “Philanthropy means many things to many people; this single act is a wonderful demonstration of how someone can connect to something bigger and to assure opportunities are available to others in the future.”
The Scott Joslin Fitness Center features a cardio deck and strength-training area for students, faculty and community members, and help to enhance the overall facility and benefits of Lincoln College. The facility hosting athletic events in January 2010. The Lincoln Heritage Museum will open in 2013.
Lincoln College continues to seek donations through their Legacy Campaign in which commemorative pavers and locker and stadium seat plaques can be purchased, as well as naming and endowment opportunities valued from $10,000 to $2 million. Other ongoing philanthropic opportunities are also available for those wishing to support scholarships, museum collections and development, campus technology enhancements, faculty enrichment, the McKinstry Library, and other campus needs.