Why I Support Franklin Pierce

TG NawnTG Nawn '86
Senior Vice President
New York Life


TG Nawn '86 has made giving to Franklin Pierce a habit he doesn't want to kick. He made modest gifts to the University starting in his senior year, and as time went on he continued to contribute to the Annual Fund increasing each gift when he could. Today his annual gift makes him a member of the President's Council and through a matching gift from his company he's able to more than double his support for Franklin Pierce. Because giving is a habit for TG, he's made sure Franklin Pierce will continue to benefit from his generosity after his lifetime by making the University a beneficiary in his will.

I still feel connected to the University and am pleased to know that my gifts help provide another generation of students with professors who go out of their way to get to know their students personally...

—TG Nawn

"I work in the financial industry so I'm constantly reminded of the importance of good financial habits. Giving is not an expense; it's a positive financial habit that I find very rewarding," Nawn says. He believes it shouldn't take disasters like Hurricane Katrina or the tsunami that struck Southeast Asia to make all of us support the causes we care about. "If you start a habit of giving today, you will feel better instantly knowing your money is going to good work immediately. It's a great investment."

You don't need to be a Bill Gates or Rockefeller to make a positive impact either. Even small gifts make a difference to an organization's financial health. Your support is also important to for other reasons. Large funders such as corporations, foundations and government agencies want to know how many individuals contribute to Franklin Pierce. This participation rate plays an important role in their decision whether to fund the University or not.

"Franklin Pierce played a very important role in my life and I know I benefited tremendously from my experience there. I still feel connected to the University and am pleased to know that my gifts help provide another generation of students with professors who go out of their way to get to know their students personally, a close-knit student body, a beautiful campus, and opportunities to take chances and explore their sometimes previously untapped potential. I hope others will develop the habit of giving to Pierce. It's a habit you won't regret!"

For information about giving, please contact:

Lisa Murray
Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement
603.899.4031
murrayli@franklinpierce.edu