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HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 5, 2018 – A High Point University family hopes to perpetuate their values of patriotism and service to the country by establishing The Sheriff Family Veterans Awareness Endowment, a $250,000 gift that will support the annual Veterans Day Celebration at HPU.

Established by Alan and Karen Sheriff, of Newtown, Pennsylvania, the gift will provide resources to support HPU’s Veterans Day Celebration, which has grown to more than 1,200 attendees each year, as well as other patriotic activities on campus and in the community.

The Sheriffs were greatly inspired by the HPU Veterans Day Celebrations and hold military service close to their hearts. Their son, HPU sophomore Daniel J. Sheriff, serves in the United States Marine Corps; another of the Sheriffs’ four sons is a veteran of the USMC.

“Creating this endowment allows our family to recognize the men and women who have served our country in order to preserve our ideals and freedom,” says Alan Sheriff. “Veteran awareness can sometimes get lost in today’s world, but not at High Point University.”

“The HPU Veteran’s Day Celebration casts a bright light on our veterans and their sacrifices and service,” says Karen Sheriff. “This is patriotism at its best and gives HPU’s students a unique opportunity to engage with our servicemen and women. It is a truly inspirational experience that goes hand in hand with High Point University’s commitment to high standards and values, as well as leading by example.”

HPU’s next Veterans Day celebration will be held on Friday, Nov. 9.

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