Published 12/11/12

2012 Champions for Philanthropy Clifford and Kim Garnett P'13 , Outstanding Parents

Clifford and Kim Garnett, through your exemplary commitment, you have helped the University advance its mission of delivering exceptional education for success in an age of unlimited global opportunity.

Citation

Clifford and Kim Garnett have been strong supporters of Bryant University since their daughter, Brooke ’13, transferred after her first year.

Not that these Babson graduates weren’t partial toward that B, when Brooke was evaluating Bentley, Babson, and Bryant to determine which accredited, strong business program was the right fit for their daughter. Like many students, Brooke was drawn to Bryant’s size, the rigorous academic program that provides an excellent educational foundation, and the opportunity to build strong, lasting relationships with other students and faculty.

Bryant was a perfect fit for Brooke, an accounting major with a keen interest in the fashion industry. In addition to participating in a fashion immersion program in New York, shadowing professionals at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Boston, and securing a competitive summer job, Brooke has been involved with the Student Alumni Association for two years. Recognizing the value and importance of maintaining relationships between current students and a worldwide network of 40,000 alumni, the Garnetts support the work of the association. In addition, as members of the Parents Council, they contribute to scholarships, academic and other student programs as well as to the Douglas and Judith Krupp Library.

Mr. and Mrs. Garnett view education as one of the most important elements to ensuring a successful future. And they understand the financial challenges that parents, students, and colleges face today to provide access to exceptional higher education.

Providing a living example to their daughter, and others, of the importance of getting involved and supporting organizations that mirror your beliefs, Mr. and Mrs. Garnett have been committed to providing additional financial support to Bryant above and beyond the annual tuition they are investing in their daughter’s future. In doing so, they have truly helped Bryant continue to provide an exceptional education to deserving students.

Clifford and Kim Garnett, through your exemplary commitment, you have helped the University advance its mission of delivering exceptional education for success in an age of unlimited global opportunity. Bryant University is honored to call you Champions for Philanthropy.