In 2011, Connor House partnered with Kappa Sigma fraternity to coordinate the first annual John Frankel Memorial Scholarship Kickball Tournament at Davidson College. A member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, the Student Government Association, club and intramural sports and Leadership Davidson, Frankel died in a car accident in upstate New York on Dec. 31, 2010. John was adored by Connor House and the entire Davidson Community. “At Davidson, John was known for his leadership and his ability to do seemingly everything with an effortless smile and carefree optimism. Despite the hectic pace of Davidson life, there was always time for a late-night milkshake run, philosophical ramblings, or a friend in need.”
The scholarship campaign led by John’s friends and family has already raised over $135,000, which illustrates the tremendous amount of love and support John’s entire extended network has demonstrated thus far. However, their final goal is to make it a restricted scholarship, which requires $250,000. A restricted scholarship would allow the Frankels and James (John’s brother) to chose who they would like to receive the scholarship, through either requirements or interviews.
IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN MAKING A GIFT TO THE JOHN FRANKEL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP, YOU CAN MAKE A GIFT ONLINE AT: HTTPS://LUCY.DAVIDSON.EDU/GIVING/SECURE/ADGIVING.ASPX
AFTER FILLING OUT YOUR REQUIRED INFORMATION, SCROLL DOWN TO THE “RESTRICTED GIFTS” SECTION. THIS IS WHERE YOU’LL ENTER YOUR GIFT AMOUNT AND DESIGNATE YOUR GIFT TO “JOHN FRANKEL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP.” CLICK THROUGH THE GIFT FORM TO ENTER YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION, AND YOU SHOULD RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL SOON AFTER YOUR GIFT HAS BEEN MADE. YOU CAN ALSO SEND A CHECK TO DAVIDSON COLLEGE ATTN: JOHN FRANKEL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP, BOX 7170, DAVIDSON NC 28035-7170. OR, TO MAKE A GIFT OVER THE PHONE PLEASE CALL KATHY BARTON AT 704-894-2680.
Frankelfest 2012 was held at Davidson on April 21. Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate John’s life!