Tag: alumni donors

A Transformative Gift to Name the College of Textiles at NC State

Colleges and universities strive to identify that donor who will be so passionate about the mission that he or she is inspired to provide a transformative gift.   Some universities refer to these benevolent individuals as unicorn donors, an apt name, as they may be as rare as, or perhaps as elusive as the mythical… Read more »

Making the First Gift: The Power of Connection

  By Heather H. Thornton I recently made a significant gift to my beloved alma mater, The University of the South. It wasn’t a large gift by any means, nor was it in support of an important campaign or a particular project meaningful to me. So why was this gift so significant, you ask?

Homecoming and Alumni Donors: Engagement is Key

Can you believe we’re already halfway through October? Among the things I count as the simple joys of fall are mellow crème pumpkins, crockpot chili, cozy sweaters and boots, and Homecoming weekends! This year was the first I wasn’t able to make it to my college Homecoming reunion, but I still was happy to receive… Read more »