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Arthur W. Perdue Foundation pledges $150,000 to Wor-Wic Community College campaign; college names lecture room after Frank Perdue

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From left, Mitzi Perdue, wife of the late Franklin P. Perdue, and Kim Nechay, executive director of the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, present Dr. Ray Hoy, right, president of Wor-Wic Community College, with a $150,000 check representing the Perdue Foundation’s five-year commitment to the college’s “Providing for Today While Ensuring Tomorrow” fundraising campaign.
The Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms, has made a $150,000 commitment to the Wor-Wic Community College “Providing For Today While Ensuring Tomorrow” fundraising campaign.

Jim Perdue, chairman of Perdue Farms, said, “At Perdue, we understand that education is critical to the lives and well-being of so many people in the Eastern Shore community. We’re proud to support Wor-Wic’s commitment to deliver quality educational opportunities with a multi-year grant from the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation.”

In recognition of this commitment to the campaign, Dr. Ray Hoy, president of Wor-Wic, announced that the college will name the 1,500-square-foot lecture room on the third floor of the Hazel Center as the Franklin P. Perdue Lecture Room. 

“To my knowledge, Frank never missed an event at Wor-Wic,” said Mizti Perdue, Frank Perdue’s widow. “He respected, appreciated and valued Wor-Wic, and I think this honor would have meant the world to him.”

“Room 302 in our Hazel Center is a 50-seat classroom that is used, not only as a classroom for students enrolled in a wide variety of courses, but for meetings of area business people and community groups,” said Hoy. “The Hazel Center houses our café and sees a great many campus visitors. As the largest room of this type in this building, the Perdue Lecture Room gets a great deal of exposure.

“We are very grateful for this commitment and all of the past support the college has received from the Perdue Foundation,” Hoy added. “The partnership between the college and Perdue goes back to the beginning of the college in 1975.”

About Perdue Farms
Perdue Farms is the parent company of Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness, and represents the Perdue family ownership.  Since our beginning on Arthur Perdue’s farm in 1920, through expansion into agribusiness and the introduction of the Perdue brand of chicken and turkey under Frank Perdue, to our third-generation of family leadership with Chairman Jim Perdue, we’ve remained a family owned, family operated business dedicated to making Perdue the most trusted name in food and agricultural products.  To learn more about Perdue, visit www.perduefarms.com

About the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation
The Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms, was established in 1957 by company founder Arthur W. Perdue and is funded through the estates of Arthur W. Perdue and Frank Perdue. As part of our belief in supporting the communities where and with whom we do business, the Foundation provides grants on behalf of Perdue Farms in communities where large numbers of our associates live and work.  At Perdue Farms, we believe in responsible food and agriculture.


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