Senior Class Connections Campaign 2013
Contact: Mike Kearns, Assistant Director of The Muhlenberg Fund, at 484-664-4069 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who are you asking to give?
- All members of the Campus Community, particularly graduating seniors.
- Who has enough money to even think about making a gift!?
- You do! Each gift is significant, regardless of the amount given. You could make a gift instead of buying a cup (or two!) of coffee, or instead of ordering a pizza. That act would help to make a difference here at 'Berg!
- Who cares if I give?
- Not only should you care, but also the students who come after you will care. Just as parents, friends and alumni who came before you made it possible for you to receive the quality education you received here at Muhlenberg by making gifts in support of such items as student financial aid, building projects and operating expenses (helps to pay for electricity, lab space and computers among other things), those students who come after you will rely in part on you and your classmates for that same help. Yes, tuition is expensive, and most students leave with a debt burden. But without gifts from parents, friends and alumni, student loans would be even bigger. It is through the generosity of others that a Muhlenberg education is subsidized by 15%. So even if you can only give $5, $10 or $20, that gift will make an impact.
Now is a chance to pay it forward.
- What is philanthropy?
- Benevolent altruism with the intention of increasing the well-being of mankind, especially by charitable giving
- Voluntary promotion of human welfare
- Altruistic concern for human welfare and advancement, usually manifested by donations of money, property, or work to needy persons, by endowment of institutions of learning and hospitals, and by generosity to other socially useful purposes.
In English, please?
It is making a difference for those who come after you by giving of your time, talents, and financial resources.
- Why does Muhlenberg ask for my gift? Isn't tuition enough?
- As we mentioned above, the cost of a Muhlenberg education is subsidized by gifts from parents, friends and alumni. That subsidy totals 15% of the overall costs associated with attending 'Berg! Regardless of financial aid status, each and every student currently on campus, as well as those who came before you and those who will come after you, receive this subsidy. Without the generosity of others, your direct cost of attending would increase. Now, you can keep the proud tradition of Giving Back alive by making a gift to Muhlenberg in order to benefit those who will need it most in the years ahead.
- You can make a gift to Muhlenberg in several ways. These include: