Tuesday, March 5, 2019, was our fourth Day of Giving to Give and Share. We asked alumni and friends to reflect on their Graceland experience, express what they were grateful for on social media and make an appreciation gift. The results were amazing!
A group of alumni, friends and their matching employers stepped up with a pool of matching dollars. Gifts were matched 1:1. That means gifts to our #Grateful4Graceland Day of Giving were doubled!
THANK YOU to our Matching Challenge pool of donors:
- Sue Bevington '89
- Gail Hice Brown '63
- John '61 and Dahna Loeding
- Judith Moore '60
- Scott '81 and Heather Ourth
- Bruce '73 and Judy Laudie '73 Pfohl
- Tom '69 and Bobbi Percival '72 Rastle
- Donald Richards '52 Family
- Ronald '61 and Pat Gabrielson '64 Trachsel
- Graceland University Employees
Here are some #Grateful4Graceland comments.
"My education opened doors for me professionally! I have a great job at a large hospital - in May, I will celebrate my 20th year! I graduated from Graceland May 1999 and began my job the day after graduation!" - Debra Crecelius '99 Waddell
"Received my degree in teaching, which led me to successful, enjoyable years in that field." - Melissa Hayes '78 Swett
"My (late) husband Dwight Carlile '55 and I both loved Graceland and believe it is a great educational university. It is a "highlight" to be there and make friends as well as being educated on a higher opportunity. Loved Graceland." - Lois Barnhardt '58 Carlile
"Graceland is a wonderful community which strives to make the world a better place by uplifting, compassion, caring, sharing and loving. Keep it going!" - Sandra Duke '72 Murphy
"Graceland gave me a great place to work with great people for the last 16 years, and they educated my husband and my children for meaningful and productive lives!" - Cindy Leveridge-Gregory, Graceland Employee
Did you miss it?
We recorded the live stream from the Day of Giving so you can go back and watch it on the Stretch Network. Select the "On Demand" tab and scroll down to the March 5, 2019 Day of Giving event. The TV icon to the right will open up the video. Paul J. Davis '77 interviewed alumni, friends, faculty, student leaders, and coaches. You will also be able to view the performances of the symphonic band and choir. It will warm your heart to listen to the wonderful testimonies and see the familiar faces of faculty and staff.