High Point University alumnus donates $2 million

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — High Point University has received a commitment of $2 million from alumnus Doug Witcher, the school said on Thursday.

Witcher has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. He is the CEO of Smart Choice which was founded in 1994. He is also the 2013 campaign chairman for the United Way of Greater High Point.

“Our university is blessed with philanthropic investors who believe in the institution’s values-based, holistic education. We are very grateful for the generosity of community leader Doug Witcher,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU president.

Witcher’s gift marks another major gift for the school this year this year, including a combined gift of $16 million from parents of current students for the Center for Student Success and a $10 million gift from Ron Wanek, CEO of Ashley Furniture.