Jim and Lynn Knupp, longtime supporters of FGCU, derive great satisfaction from getting to know the recipients of their scholarships.
"We had a student who was elected to the FGCU Hall of Fame, the highest recognition given to students at FGCU who demonstrate leadership, service and academic excellence," Jim Knupp says.
To ensure that the James F. and Lynn E. Knupp Scholarship Endowed Fund continues to produce success stories, the Naples couple recently added a charitable gift annuity to their legacy at FGCU.
"A lot of kids here would not even be in college, the First Generation students in particular, if not for scholarships," says Jim Knupp, an emeritus member of the FGCU Foundation Board of Directors. "We find giving tremendously fulfilling. We want to be part of something that helps kids get ahead."
It is the latest contribution from a couple who have supported programs such as First Generation Matching grants, the President's Celebration and other events. A retired business executive, Jim Knupp also serves on the Lutgert College of Business Advisory Council.