HIGH POINT, N.C., May 21, 2020 – High Point University continues to support its surrounding community by raising $251,700 for the United Way of Greater High Point’s campaign.

The HPU family contributed $251,700 this year to support the UWGHP and its partnering agencies, a 800% increase since 2005. This represents a financial investment of $2,588,449 in the High Point community since 2005.

“We are experiencing unprecedented times, but that cannot stop us from supporting our community,” says HPU President Nido Qubein. “HPU is an anchor institution in our city and we will always lift one another up, no matter the circumstances.”

In addition to the annual campaign, students, faculty and staff donate 110,000 hours of service each year to the United Way and other agencies. According to United Way calculations, those volunteer hours are valued at $2.3 million 

“United Way of Greater High Point, along with the entire High Point community, continue to be blessed by the outpouring of generosity from High Point University,” says Jane Liebscher, president of UWGHP. “Dr. Qubein, the extraordinary staff and the amazing HPU students tirelessly enrich our lives through their dedication to making High Point a better place for us all to live, work and play. We remain so very grateful.”

ABOVE PHOTO - High Point University continues to support its surrounding community by raising $251,706 for the United Way of Greater High Point’s campaign, a 800% increase since 2005.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.® HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students. It is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report for Best Regional Colleges in the South, No. 1 for Most Innovative Regional Colleges in the South and No. 1 for Best Undergraduate Teaching in the South. The Princeton Review named HPU in the 2020 edition of “The Best 385 Colleges” and on the Best Southeastern Colleges “2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list. HPU was recognized as a Great School for Business Majors and a Great School for Communication Majors. HPU was also recognized for Most Beautiful Campus (No. 18), Best College Dorms (No. 5) and Best Campus Food (No. 20). For nine years in a row, HPU has been named a College of Distinction with special recognition for business and education programs and career development, and The National Council on Teacher Quality ranks HPU’s elementary education program as one of the best in the nation. The university offers 60 undergraduate majors, 64 undergraduate minors and 13 graduate degree programs. It is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the web at highpoint.edu.

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