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Annual Philanthropy Week engages campus community

For the third year in a row, St. Catherine University held Philanthropy Week, April 7–11. The event’s objectives were to raise awareness of the importance of giving to St. Catherine among the St. Kate's community, particularly students.

With the help of 74 community members at four note-writing sessions during the week, 867 handwritten solicitation notes were sent to loyal donors that have not yet made a gift this year.

"Personal notes go a long way when asking people to support our University. The volunteers' work last week will translate into donations towards this year's Annual Fund goal of $2 million," says Elizabeth Johnson, director of the Annual Fund.

Other highlights from the week included:

  • Eleven student and staff volunteers worked information tables throughout the week to build awareness of philanthropy among students, faculty and staff and handed out 174 St. Kate’s-branded nail files.
  • Over 400 community members participated in the Thankathon celebration on April 11. They signed a thank-you poster for donors, grabbed a photo with the Wildcat mascot and enjoyed St. Kate’s-themed cupcakes.
April 15, 2014 by Sharon Rolenc

See also: Alumnae/i, Leadership, Students