See the video of our scholarship students thanking donors.
Firsthand4You is a unique philanthropy program that teaches Berry
students the importance of giving. As a vital part of an education focused on
the “head, heart, and hands,” the program encourages our students to give time
and resources to upcoming generations of Berry students.
Each student is asked to give an annual donation reflecting his or her
class year, for example, $20.15 for the class of 2015, through monthly payroll
deduction from work. As students give a small amount each month during their four years at Berry, the
money accumulates into a Senior Class Gift that the graduating class awards
as a scholarship to a deserving freshman.
The program further encourages students to give their time in
service to worthwhile projects while at Berry. Events such as Freshmen Service
Day and Scholarship Night give our students an opportunity to be involved in projects
that demonstrate the importance of helping and showing generosity to others. In
doing so, our students learn the incredible rewards that come from developing a
giving attitude. They also come to appreciate the contributions others have made
to make their own education possible.
Firsthand4You is also a lot of fun! The program sponsors such
events as basketball tailgates, cookouts, concerts and lots more. We encourage
our new Berry students to get to know the Firsthand4You representative for
their class to receive more information on how to be involved.
To get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org.