Trustee’s Gift to Winthrop Supports International Experiences for Students
A recent gift of real estate to the Winthrop University Real Estate Foundation will provide scholarships and support for international experiences for Winthrop students. The gift of property comes from Karl Folkens, Winthrop Class of 1978, who has served as president of the Winthrop Alumni Association and as Chair of the Winthrop Board of Trustees. Folkens was also involved in the Winthrop University Model United Nations during his time as a Winthrop student, which began his long-standing support of the international experience as central to a college education.
Folkens, who is still a serving Trustee for the university, wants to make sure the gift provides assistance to students engaging in programs with an international experience component. Folkens’ daughters, Anna Folkens and Elizabeth Folkens Dinndorf, Winthrop Class of 2007, motivated this most recent gift, as their international experiences were a distinctive part of their collegiate educations.
For more information about supporting the Winthrop experience, contact the Winthrop University Office of Development at 803/323-2150.