Donating to your alma mater can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. As Daffy member Carol Lee Stephan puts it, “I donate to Kent State because I got a good start there. I support my alma mater with a scholarship fund that I created for pre-law students to help cover the costs of preparing for the bar exam. It feels great to give to a cause I care about, [Kent State's pre-law program] and I continue to give a little more every year.”
Donating to your alma mater is not just about writing a big check. It's about giving what you can, when you can. As Bella Avanessian, a Brown University alumna and Daffy member, points out, even a small donation can make a big difference. “When alumni donate to their alma mater, even a nominal amount makes a difference. If a greater percentage of alumni donated even a small amount, the difference we make would be greater.”
Donating can also be a fun way to show your school pride and inspire others. You can use your graduating year as your donation amount, or donate to specific programs or departments that you were involved in. For example, Hank Fung, a civil engineer at Los Angeles County and a Daffy member, donates to the College of Engineering at his alma mater to help fund their research and scholarship fund.
Donating to your alma mater can also be a way to honor friends and family. Carol Lee Stephan, for example, donates to her son’s alma mater, John Carroll University, in addition to her own.
With Daffy, you can start giving to your alma mater at any stage in your life. Whether you just graduated or you’re thinking about giving back years down the road, Daffy makes it easy to donate and stay involved with your alma mater. Plus, by donating through Daffy, you can learn more about other ways to stay involved, like volunteering your time or interviewing candidates for scholarship funds.
So, if you’re ready to start giving to your alma mater, consider Daffy. It's a great way to give back, have fun, and make a difference in the lives of future students. Cheers to the graduating class of 2022!
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