Loyalty Campaign for Student Scholarships

Scholarship Recipients who benefit from the Loyalty Campaign

Welcome to the 2020 Loyalty Campaign!

All proceeds benefit the Loyalty Campaign Scholarship Fund

  • For more information, contact Stacey Prevette at (910) 630-7169.
  • To make a Loyalty Campaign donation, click here.

The History

The Loyalty Campaign was born out of a commitment by Fayetteville residents to build a local private, liberal arts college. In addition to their dedication to higher education, these early donors and volunteers realized the positive effects a university can have on the local community. Universities produce highly-educated graduates ready to take on roles in government, business, and non-profits; they provide performing arts and athletic events that attract visitors from out of town; and they employ great educators and innovators. But we could not do this alone! Every year, the Methodist University Foundation Board, which is made up of local community members, helps us raise a large portion of the funds generated by the Loyalty Campaign. The Foundation Board relies on teams of dedicated volunteers who support student scholarships through donating and asking others like you to donate as well.

Thanks to your LOYALTY:

  • Approximately 2,300 MU students are currently enrolled and on their way to completing an undergraduate or graduate degree
  • Ninety-five percent of MU students are awarded financial aid and scholarships that make it possible for them to attend Methodist University
  • More than 12,000 MU graduates live and work around the world, and over half of those reside in North Carolina

And thanks to your LOYALTY, these numbers will keep growing. MU graduates will continue to make a positive impact on our community and beyond.

Whom Exactly Does the Loyalty Campaign Support?

MU enrolls more than 2,300 students from 40 states and 77 countries. Methodist awarded nearly $24 million in financial aid last year. More than 95 percent of MU students receive financial assistance, making the Loyalty Campaign critical to the success of our students.

Did You Know?

  • Methodist University is one of the top employers in the region, with nearly 600 employees.
  • MU has recently expanded programs and courses to respond to industry needs. New online courses will bring an excellent education to students around the world as well as help MU connect with its military neighbors.
  • Your gift will continue to benefit the local community as more than one-third of MU graduates have chosen to live and work here in Cumberland County.

Student Stories

Blythe Best“I chose Methodist University because it felt most like home to me. I like that we have personal connections with our professors. We aren’t just a name on their roster. We are their students, and they care about seeing us be successful. Methodist has given me many opportunities to grow as a student, leader, and person. MU is home.”

Blythe Best ’21
Biology, minor in Health Care Administration.
Spivey’s Corner, N.C.

Khalil Khatib“Scholarships are the backbone of a great college education and experience. I would like to personally thank every person who makes a contribution toward this wonderful institution. Our superb education we receive at Methodist would not be possible without your thoughtfulness and generosity.”

Khalil Khatib ’21
Business Administration
Raleigh, N.C.

Katie Strain“Your generous gifts empower us as students to fulfill our lifelong dreams. Having someone who believes we will excel and supports our journey is unbelievable. Because of you, opportunity starts here. They say MU is home, but MU wouldn’t be home to us if it weren’t for people like you. Thank you!”

Katie Strain ’21
Elementary Education
Lillington, N.C.

Foundation Board Leadership 2019–2020

  • President: Wyatt Jenkins, Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Immediate Past President: Terry Sasser, First National Bank
  • Vice President: Sandee Gronowski, PNC

Executive Committee

  • Dave Allred, Alcova Mortgage
  • Jared Ostendorf, International Minute Press
  • Sarah Tilghman, Independent Consultant

Board Members

  • Kevin Bunn, First Bank
  • Myers Coggin, Stay-at-home dad
  • Carla Council, Townsend Real Estate
  • Nona Fisher, Bottom Line Accounting
  • LeRoy Hodges, QwikMed Pharmacy & Clinic
  • Bobby Hurst, Community Advocate
  • Allie Jannetta, Willow Group Investments
  • Ryan Johnson, Farm Bureau Insurance
  • Michele Jones, Cape Fear Orthopedic Clinic
  • Michael Koonce, John Allen Shoes
  • Danice Langdon, BB&T Spring Lake
  • Grace McGrath, GLACE
  • Alissa Melvin, The Fayetteville Observer
  • Brandon Phillips, Carolina Vision Center
  • WC Powers, Powers Swain Chevrolet
  • Davis Puryear, Hutchens Law Firm
  • Wolf Strecker, Beasley Media Group
  • Kim Thomas, Fayetteville Police Department
  • Henry Tyson, Tyson Commercial Real Estate

Do You Own a Business in the Fayetteville Region?

Methodist University has a positive effect on the local economy, benefiting local businesses with an estimated annual economic impact of more than $100 million, which includes construction, operations, and spending by students, alumni, and visitors.

Tax Benefits

Methodist University is a registered non-profit. All gifts made to the Loyalty Campaign are tax deductible.

Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD) let IRA owners who are 70 ½ or older contribute up to $100,000 per year directly from an IRA to the owner’s choice of qualified charities with no federal tax consequences. Consult with a tax advisor to learn how a QCD could potentially benefit you and support MU.