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HPU receives more than $1 million from supporters for GivingTuesday initiatives

BROWNWOOD – December 1, 2023 – Howard Payne University’s extended family of alumni, friends, personnel and community partners made this year’s GivingTuesday historic, crossing the million-dollar line on the way to becoming HPU’s largest single GivingTuesday tally since the university began participating in the annual event. This year’s total of $1,041,655 surpassed the goal of $800,000.

Gifts were made by 348 supporters and will support a wide range of student-experience initiatives, including the Howard Payne Fund, scholarships, academic programming, campus improvements, athletics and more.

Dr. Dale Meinecke, vice president for advancement, offered his appreciation for the record-breaking level of support.

“What an amazing response we received from the HPU family this GivingTuesday to support our students and university,” said Dr. Meinecke. “We praise God for His abundant blessing.”

Dr. Cory Hines, HPU president, said the investments made in HPU on GivingTuesday will have a long-lasting impact.

“I am encouraged, inspired and humbled by the support for HPU shown on GivingTuesday,” Dr. Hines said. “To all who participated in any way, thank you for investing in our mission, thank you for investing in our students and thank you for partnering with us in our desire to produce graduates who will have a positive impact on the world through the vocational calling God places on their lives.”

Prospective supporters who were not able to give to HPU on GivingTuesday can still make gifts to support the university by visiting


Cutline: HPU students Nicole de la Houssaye, Julie Ivy and Madison King (pictured from left) express their appreciation to all those who supported the university on GivingTuesday. Showing their HPU spirit, de la Houssaye and King display the HPU Yellow Jackets’ “Sting ’em” sign.