Troy University honored more than 200 people for their support of the University through planned giving during inaugural induction ceremonies for the TROY Shield Society on Jan. 30 and 31.
The TROY Shield Society represents a group of members who have chosen to support the work of the Troy University Foundation through bequests, trusts or other deferred gifts.
“This special weekend provided the University with the opportunity to express our gratitude to these individuals who have made a strong commitment to TROY’s long-range success through their planned gifts,” said John Schmidt, senior vice chancellor for advancement and external relations.
The Office of Planned Giving exceeded its initial membership goal, inducting 217 founding members into the Society on Jan. 31.
The weekend’s events began on Jan. 30 with a reception, which was followed by dinner and a pinning ceremony, during which Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr., shared remarks with the gathering.
On Jan. 31, activities began with a coffee reception hosted by the TROY Alumni Association followed by the formal induction ceremony in the Claudia Crosby Theater.
Earl Johnson, TROY alumnus, president of the Planned Giving Council and mayor of Andalusia, delivered the keynote address during the ceremony.
The ceremony was followed with a reception at the Stadium Club at Movie Gallery Veterans Stadium.