June 11, 2024

Beacon College Receives $160K Fogg Trust Grant for Classroom Space and Scholarship Support

1.5 min read| Published On: June 11th, 2024|

By Cindy Peterson

Beacon College Receives $160K Fogg Trust Grant for Classroom Space and Scholarship Support

1.5 min read| Published On: June 11th, 2024|

Press Release

Beacon College recently received a $160,000 grant from The Edward C. Fogg, III and Lizbeth A. Fogg Charitable Trust to support the renovations and academic enhancements necessary to help complete Beacon’s Academic Mall and to fund scholarships for disadvantaged students with learning and attention issues.

In its 35th year, Beacon continues growing a national reputation of excellence in educating students with learning differences — recently, ranked by U.S. News No. 3 among “Best Regional Colleges in the South” and No. 5 among regional colleges for social mobility.

“The continued philanthropy of the Fogg Charitable Trust is essential for helping secure and renovate much needed instructional space necessary for continuing and broadening the pioneering and transformational work here at Beacon,” said Beacon President George J. Hagerty. “We are incredibly grateful to The Edward C. Fogg, III and Lizbeth A. Fogg Charitable Trust for its belief in our students with learning differences and its commitment to our academic community. Fogg’s signature on our campus and in the life of our community is indelible.”

The Fogg grant specifically provided a critical investment in helping secure much-needed classroom space to support the growth of the college’s two largest majors, anthrozoology and business management.

The money also renewed and extended the commitment of the Fogg Charitable Trust to providing critical scholarship assistance to Beacon’s neediest students.

“For many of students with considerable financial need, enrolling or returning to Beacon is an uncertainty until a donor steps forward to provide unexpected support through a student scholarship,” said Rich Killion, Beacon vice president of advancement and strategy. “That is why the Fogg Charitable Trust’s continued willingness to support the Edward C. Fogg, III & Lisbeth A. Fogg Scholarship program is so deeply valued. The Edward C. Fogg, III & Lisbeth A. Fogg Scholarship Fund is making a huge difference in so many young lives that hold incredible promise.”

The Foggs made their fortune in citrus and in developing farm and convenience stores that primarily sold milk, bread, and ice cream. They owned multiple stores throughout Florida, including three in Leesburg.

Edward Fogg died in November 2004. Lisabeth passed away in February 2015. Their legacy of community support continues through The Edward C Fogg III and Lisbeth A. Fogg Charitable Trust of Camilla, Ga., primarily supporting causes focused on hospitals, medical research, humanities, domesticated animals, human services, and education.

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About the Author: Cindy Peterson

Originally from the small town of Berryville, Arkansas, Cindy has become a multimedia specialist in journalism, photography, videography, and video editing. She has a B.S. in Communications from the University of Central Arkansas and produces Style Magazine's Sports Hub Podcast and the Healthy Living Podcast. She also produces for Beacon College’s Telly Award-winning PBS show, “A World of Difference.” When she isn’t working, Cindy loves traveling the National Parks with her husband , Ryan, and son, David, photographing wildlife.

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