Riedel Foundation presents $25,000 matching grant to Hannibal-LaGrange

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From left, Mark Anderson, chairman of the board of trustees; Bill Craigmiles, Riedel trustee; Rodney Harrison, transitional president at Hannibal-LaGrange; Tad Wingo, vice president of enrollment, management and marketing at Hannibal-LaGrange; Josh Pierce, vice president for student life at Hannibal-LaGrange; Tim Finlay, interim chief financial officer, vice president of finance at Hannibal-LaGrange; Robert Matz, vice president for academic administration and dean of the faculty at Hannibal-LaGrange; and Ray Carty, vice president for institutional advancement at Hannibal-LaGrange. | Photo courtesy of Sarah Deien

HANNIBAL, Mo. — The George H. Riedel Foundation recently presented a $25,000 check to Hannibal-LaGrange University after the recent success of HLGU’s Scarlet and Blue fundraising auction.

“The $25,000 matching grant will support the mission and purpose of HLGU as we go forth,” said Ray Carty, vice president for institutional advancement in a press release. “The future is challenging for institutions of higher education such as HLGU. However, we are committed to making a difference in the lives of students and in our community.”

Riedel Trustee Bill Craigmiles presented the check to the university. The Craigmiles family has long supported the nursing program at HLGU.

Since the Riedel Foundation started in 2000, it has given nearly $150,000 in financial support to Hannibal-LaGrange. Those awards have helped establish computer and band camps for Hannibal children, provided equipment for the science building, and scholarships for the university. It also has contributed money toward the fine arts theater and its productions, medical training for the nursing program and mentoring for at-risk kids.

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