In his work fundraising for schools and colleges, Bill Kissick OPC ’76 has learned that all gifts matter. Big and small, each gift builds community and contributes to an institution’s financial sustainability.
Perhaps because of his expertise in the field, Kissick has taken a thoughtful and comprehensive approach to his support of PC.
“I’ve always supported the school through the Annual Fund,” Kissick said, “but as I’ve gotten older and grayer, I’ve added capital gifts and most recently added Penn Charter to my estate plans.”
Every one of these gifts makes a difference in the life of the school today, Kissick explained. The Annual Fund gift helps with the operating budget next year, and his How Far? capital campaign gift and estate gift will grow the endowed Class of ’76 Scholarship Fund established to help Penn Charter attract and retain the most talented students. Remarks Kissick: “Can’t not feel good about all of that!”
Kissick worked at Penn Charter early in his career and is now chief advancement officer at St. Paul’s School in Concord, N.H.
“I've never thought of my giving to Penn Charter as a gift to the school, rather of giving the school to a student today," Kissick said.
"Thanks, PC, for the part you played in who I am today, and thank you for what you do for a student today.”