For Immediate Release
(Wiley College. Marshall, TX)

Wiley College is pleased to announce a matching gift of up to $150,000 from Terri L. Anderson, President of Anderson Development & Construction, LLC. The gift will match contributions from Wiley College alumni dollar-for-dollar, up to $150,000 in recognition of Wiley College’s 150th Anniversary.

 “We are excited about the 150 years of Wiley College. Gifts like Ms. Anderson’s ensure that Wiley College can continue its promise of social good and leadership, through the engagement of the next generations of scholars, debaters, musicians, leaders…. Wiley College’s history is a testament of what communities can do when they believe in higher education and gifting of resources. These gifts will increase the college’s affordability for many students and ensure Wiley College is accessible for students who may not have thought it possible to attend college due to financial reasons. As we continue to provide every student at Wiley College with a scholarship as part of the President’s Promise, we are grateful for donors who see the importance of increasing college completion through such generous gifts.”  – President & CEO Herman J. Felton, Jr., J.D., Ph.D.

The matching gift is offered by  Terri. L. Anderson,daughter of Wiley College Alumni Ronald Charles Anderson (Class of 1970) and Louella Gill Anderson (Class of 1971), in memory of her grandparents Dr. Nolan Hamilton Anderson, Sr. (Class of 1931) and Geneva Katherine Smith Anderson Hudson (Class of 1935). Contributions from alumni to Wiley College from November 5, 2022, through March 18, 2023, will qualify for the match.

“My parents, grandparents, and numerous extended family members were educated at Wiley College dating back as early as the late 1920’s. That education provided the Christian Foundation for my family’s success for generations at a time when there were few options for us to receive college degrees from Primarily White Institutions. At a time when smaller HBCUs are overlooked, I am honored  to present this Challenge to the Alumni of Wiley College to provide a meaningful gift that ensures this Historically Black institution of higher learning continues to serve as the Christian foundation for future generations as it did for my family.” -Terri L. Anderson, President of Anderson Development & Construction, LLC

We invite others to participate in GivingTuesday and help us meet our goal of $3.4 million for the Increasing the Legacy: Sesquicentennial Campaign.  GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Wiley College is celebrating the day by asking for donations to the University through the same platforms.

About Wiley College: Founded in 1873 in Marshall, Texas, Wiley College is a historically Black, liberal arts, residential, co-educational, baccalaureate degree-granting institution affiliated with The United Methodist Church. Committed to the principle of educational access, the College serves traditional and non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds who have expressed a desire and potential for learning in a Christian environment. Home of “The Great Debaters,” Wiley College has an intentional focus on social good and leadership, and its motto is “Go forth Inspired.”