A welcome reception was held Nov. 12 at College Hall, an opportunity for donors and volunteers to meet the Daughters for Life Scholars, and, importantly, for the Scholars, DFL Foundation and New College to thank donors and supporters.
About 120 guests chatted with the Scholars, Drs. Abuelaish and O’Shea, and with the gratifyingly diverse range of community members present. At the reception, former Florida State Sen. Bob Johnson, a member and former chair of the New College Board of Trustees, announced a matching gift grant established under the will of the late Heidi Turner, whom he represents. Although the amount is not final, Johnson estimated that it will be in the $250,000 to $300,000 range.