Alumnus McKinney makes matching gift in support of TROY Giving Day

October 3, 2018

Another Troy University alumnus has stepped up to support Troy University’s Giving Day with a matching gift that doubles the power of all donations made during the Oct. 4 event.

Dr. Harrel McKinney, a 1962 graduate, has given $10,000 that will be used to match any gifts made on Giving Day up to $250 until the funds run out.

“Dr. McKinney has been a generous supporter of Troy University for many years,” said Rebecca Watson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Development. “When he heard about Giving Day, he was quick to stand up and be a Trojan and make a gift that will increase the impact made by other donors.”

Dr. McKinney is no stranger to giving back to TROY. Last spring, he donated $262,000 to the college’s IDEA Bank to establish The Dr. Harrel McKinney Mentor Program, which will provide students with suggestions and advice on student entrepreneurial interests and help them develop a network that leads to the launch of a successful business, product or service.

In 2003, he was named the Distinguished Leadership Award recipient, and, in 2004, he was named Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. The University awarded him the honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 1993. He serves on the Troy University Foundation Board of Directors and the Sorrell College of Business Executive Advisory Council.

With the theme “Stand Up and Be a Trojan,” this Thursday’s Giving Day is a chance for all alumni, friends and supporters of TROY to contribute. For more information, visit, or make a gift in person by visiting the tent on the Troy Campus quad.