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Philanthropy Week

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    Tags around campus draw attention to visible ways donor support has made a difference.
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    On Tuesday, members of the Class Councils and Student Foundation will work together to raise funds for the Pirate Bike program.
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    One goal of the week is to expose students to the reality of what tuition and fees covers, and what it doesn't.

Helping students understand the impact donors have on their Southwestern Experience.

On Monday April 11, 2011 Philanthropy Week kicks off on the Southwestern campus. Each day offers interactive opportunities to learn more about giving to Southwestern.

Meanwhile, check out this Chronicle of Higher Education article by Dick Merriman, president of Southwestern College, in Kansas, to get you in the mood for the week’s activities. (We promise, there won’t be a quiz.)

Read on for details about the week and stop by the Bishops Lounge Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday between 11am & 1pm to participate!


Monday April 11th     
Tag! You’re It!

Last year over 4,500 people & organizations donated to Southwestern to support YOUR education. Stop by the Bishops Lounge to learn more about the DONOR IMPACT tags on campus and receive a ticket to the Money Grab on Friday!

Tuesday April 12th         
A Day Without Pirate Bikes

Last year over 200 students gave over $1,000 to the Pirate Bike Program and SU was able to purchase a new fleet. Stop by the table on the mall, support the bikes with $10, and receive the new t-shirt!

Wednesday April 13th
Class Development Lunches

Bring your lunch to the Dan Rather room and talk to us about the reality of tuition, gifts, and alumni support. For each person who attends, the SU Class Councils will donate $1 to a campus need of their choice.

Thursday April 14th
Mind the Gap! You don’t get what you pay for.

Think your tuition covers everything? Think again. Only 65% of the cost of your education is covered by what you pay.  Come to the Bishops Lounge to learn where the rest comes from. (Hint: It doesn’t grow on trees.)

Friday April 15th              
Money Grab

Were you given a ticket to the Money Grab during the week? Come by the Bishops Lounge between 11am and 1pm for your chance to win a $50, $25, or $10 Visa gift card.  First 150 participants will receive a free tumbler cup.

All Week                            

Keep your eyes peeled! Watch for students & professors wearing DONOR IMPACT buttons on campus. Talk to them & get a ticket to the Money Grab!

Got a question? We’ve got answers. Come talk to us about where your tuition dollars go, the impact donors have on campus, & how YOU can help.

Say thanks! Tell those who’ve supported your Southwestern Experience how much you appreciate it!

Support the Pirate Bike Program! Find us during the lunch break, make a gift, & get a new t-shirt.

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