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The Myra Taylor Herron Fund

Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
81 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on July 31, at 11:55 PM EDT
Project Owners

We did it!

August 02, 2017

We would like to thank everyone that supported The Myra Taylor Herron Fund! It is because of you that we were able to meet and exceed our initial AND stretch goals within a short period of time. All of your support will be used to enhance the Gettysburg College experience of hardworking students.

We believe that the completion of this crowdfunding campaign marks the beginning of many great things that will happen through this fund. We are so grateful for your support. Thank you again! 

Chelsea Johnson '17 and Tiarra Riggins '17 

Today is the last day!

July 31, 2017

We are pleased to announce that The Myra Taylor Herron Fund has surpassed its second goal of $10,000! This has been an incredible fundraising journey and there is still time left to donate. 

Thank you to those who have helped us reach our goal. For those who haven't given yet, today is your last day to support experiential opportunities for historically underrepresented students at Gettysburg College! All of the donations will go directly towards enhancing a student's undergraduate experience. 

Thank you for your support! 

We have a new goal!

July 14, 2017

We are super excited to announce that the Myra Taylor Herron Fund has exceeded its goal since launching the crowdfunding campaign on July 1! The amazing support that we have received from friends, family and alumni of Gettysburg College is truly overwhelming, but we are not finished. This fund has been able to garner the support of members from a variety of Gettysburg College alumni classes and friends, which is a testament to how committed we all are to providing the Gettysburg Great experience for every student in need of support. To celebrate reaching our initial goal in less than 15 days, the Myra Taylor Herron Fund has decided to INCREASE the goal to $10,000!

We are so thankful that we have achieved our initial goal and are so grateful for your participation and support during this campaign.

If you have not had a moment to visit the Gettysburg College homepage to read the College’s feature of the Myra Taylor Herron Fund, check it out! The article explains our motivation and reasoning for honoring the fund after Mrs. Herron’s legacy and her significant contributions to Gettysburg while serving as the College’s first African-American woman to graduate in 1967. The link is provided below:

Thank you to all of our supporters. Your contribution to this campaign means more than words can explain. We kindly ask you to share this with your friends, family, and colleagues, so that they too can see the importance of supporting many of our students, who often lack the access to amazing co-curricular opportunities that Gettysburg College offers!


Chelsea Johnson ‘17 and Tiarra Riggins ‘17

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Friends of the Class of 1967

Contribute a gift in honor of Myra Taylor Herron's legacy at Gettysburg College


Global Explorers

Kickstart a student's global participation


New Passport

Help a student finance their new passport to embark on their semester-long journey


Alumni Networking

Support a student's engagement with alumni during an internship or externship


Support Student Research

Help a student to conduct and present groundbreaking research


On the Move

Cover traveling expenses for immersion and leadership experiences


Gettysburg College Excellence

Give these students the opportunity to enhance their Gettysburg experience on and off campus