The main reason alumni donate to their alma mater is to help the students who come after them. This sentiment is echoed by many members of Daffy, a platform that makes giving back to your alma mater easy and meaningful. Daffy members like Carol Lee Stephan and Hank Fung share their experiences of giving back, highlighting the impact even small donations can have.
Carol Lee Stephan, a Daffy member, says, "When I think back, I remember how much I benefited from that experience and I love that I can support education…the highest octane fuel that I can think of for great lives and careers.” Similarly, Hank Fung, another Daffy member, emphasizes the importance of giving back to help students who may be less fortunate.
Daffy encourages its members to give what feels most comfortable to them. Even a nominal amount can make a difference. Bella Avanessian, a Daffy member, notes, “When alumni donate to their alma mater, even a small amount makes a difference. If a greater percentage of alumni donated even a small amount, the difference we make would be greater.”
In addition to financial contributions, Daffy members also stay involved with their alma mater in other ways. For example, Hank volunteers his time interviewing candidates for the scholarship fund at his alma mater's College of Engineering.
Daffy makes it easy and fun to give back to your alma mater. Whether you're honoring a loved one's past, supporting your program or department, or simply wanting to make a difference for future students, Daffy is a great option for a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF). So, if you're ready to start giving back, consider joining the Daffy community. Together, we can make a significant impact.
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