The Hodges University Foundation announced today that local businessman Terry Flynn has agreed to join its Board of Directors. The Foundation raises funds for scholarships and endowments.
“Terry brings a great energy and enthusiasm for higher education to our Board,” said Dr. Terry McMahan, President of Hodges University. “Our Foundation has been a driving force behind much of the University’s success. The skill, talent and commitment of Foundation Board has made an extraordinary impact at Hodges. I’m looking forward to working with Terry in helping to secure the future of our University.”
Originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin, Terry Flynn spent 25 years with MBNA America Bank headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware (now a credit card subsidiary of BankAmerica), moving up through the corporate ranks and retiring as Vice Chairman in 2004.
Mr. Flynn has generously given financial contributions and volunteer time to a countless number of worthy not-for-profit organizations, including board and/or officer positions with the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, the NCH Healthcare Foundation and Greater Naples Leadership, Inc. He and his wife Christine are also active in St. Ann Catholic Parish in Naples. The Terry and Christine Flynn were honored as Hodges University’s Humanitarians of the Year in 2009.
“I am most impressed with the Hodges University mission,” said Flynn. “In addition to teaching students the basic and advanced skills needed for employment, they also develop skills such as leadership, critical thinking abilities and self confidence. Hodges shows their students that they can be successful and achieve their life goals. The Hodges students believe they can do it, and the University is there to help. I want to be part of that story.”
The mission of the Hodges University Foundation is to grow leadership and philanthropy in order to fulfill the needs of the individual and community by providing financial support for scholarships, faculty and staff development, technology, capital needs and other University initiatives.