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USW receives gift from the B5 Foundation to support Hobbs campus

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Paula Smith, Amanda Guzman, Shana and Benny Granger, Dr. Ryan Tipton, Steve Appel, and Dr. Brianna Lopez
October 27, 2022

On October 25th, 2022, the University of the Southwest received a donation in the amount of $50,818 from the B5 Foundation. Based in Andrews, Texas, the B5 Foundation was founded by the family of Brittney DaLayne Granger to support educational opportunities for students. The foundation was established to carry on Brittney’s legacy and love for the game of golf and helping those in need. Every year since 2015, the B5 Foundation hosts an annual fundraising golf tournament, and this year, USW was selected as the primary beneficiary of the event. Benny and Shana Granger visited the Hobbs campus to present the gift to the USW Executive Cabinet. They noted that this year’s tournament saw a record turnout and fundraising effort. USW students were invited to participate in the tournament held on October 1st,2022. Reflecting upon how the gift might support USW students, Benny and Shana mentioned Britney’s love for the outdoors, kind spirit, and enthusiasm for life. Funds from the gift will help develop campus spaces for students to gather and support each other. 

Dr. Tipton, interim President at USW, states, “the generosity and thoughtfulness of the leadership team at the B5 Foundation are immeasurable. This contribution to the university is so very meaningful because of the shared experiences between our institutions. The work of the B5 Foundation every year is a true demonstration of servant leadership, and that speaks to the core of the USW mission as well. Words can’t possibly express our gratitude for the team at B5 and their decision to support USW. It is a privilege to work in conjunction with them to honor Brittney’s memory and support our students here on campus.”