The first Reinhardt University Tour of Homes in April made it quite a day for the school’s A DAY campaign.
The inaugural Tour of Homes, held in Hawks Ridge of Ball Ground, surpassed all expectations and pushed the campaign over its $100,000 goal, organizers said.
A Day for Reinhardt funds the Cherokee County Grant, which provides scholarships for Cherokee County students attending Reinhardt.
“We set a goal for the campaign, crossing our fingers that with the current economy we would at least get close to that,” said Barbara Manous, director of annual giving. “We were so pleased that not only did we meet the goal, but with the tour, we were able to reach and then exceed it by more than $2,000. With those funds, we will be able to provide even more to our students in scholarships!”
The tour, which was held on April 27 in the exclusive gated community of Hawks Ridge, welcomed visitors for a one-day showing of three luxurious homes, including the home of Martha and Billy Hasty, the home of D’lana and Mike Nixon and the home of Ann and Mike Owen.
The presenting sponsor and chair for the Tour of Homes was Joan Underwood McFather, with Lisa Corkhill, Elaine Bell and Pam Carnes each serving as home chairs.
Home sponsors included Renasant Bank, Corblu Ecology Group and Community & Southern Bank. Scholarship sponsors were Northside Hospital Cherokee and Cobb EMC, with Sawnee Electric serving as a friend to the Tour.
“All of us at Reinhardt are very pleased with the support of the community for the university’s first tour of homes,” Manous said. “We also very much appreciate our sponsorship and volunteer participation. Thank you so much to everyone for making this a huge success.”