Calling senior Maroons. Celebrate your time at Roanoke College and help make the College experience a reality for future students.
This year’s senior class gift committee is spreading the word about the ways that students can give to Roanoke.
This five-member committee includes Greg Snyder, who is chair, co-chairs Jennifer Baker, Sean Walsh and Nick Sburlati and Matt Joseph, the chair of special events, marketing and the website. Ashby McGarry, a Roanoke junior, also is a committee member.
â€œWe would love to hear people’s ideas about different events and about how we can get more people to contribute to the senior class gift,â€ Snyder said.
The senior class gift is a way for Roanoke seniors to leave a legacy at the College. The committee is encouraging students to make a monetary donation, which benefits senior class endowed scholarships and the Roanoke Fund, an annual-giving program that supports the College’s most critical needs.
In fact, all senior class gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar thanks to a challenge gift from senior parents. So a senior class gift of $20.14 really equals $40.28.
â€œThe senior class gift is a great way to give back to the school that has given so much to us during our four years here,â€ Snyder said.
Students who make a donation on or before Thursday, Oct. 10 will have a chance to win a $50 iTunes card.
Here are some ways that students can give to Roanoke:
1) Use a mobile device and visitÂ https://m.roanoke.edu/give/.(Sign up for monthly payments with a credit card and spread out the gift over time. If a student gives $2.23 a month starting in October, by June, this gift will total $20.14.)
2) Visit Â www.roanoke.edu/give.
3) Make a gift by check and mail it via campus mail to Resource Development, Attn: Senior Class Gift.
4) Use a Maroon Card.
5) Go to the Information Desk at the Colket Center.
6) Find a special donation station that will be set up at Pack the House events and other Roanoke home games.
A $20.14 donation will not only go towards the class’ fundraising participation goal of 50 percent, but when the class of 2014 reaches this goal, it will receive a paver on Heritage Walk leading up to the College’s Administration Building.
With each gift, seniors can write a tribute or an in-memory message to be included in the 2014 Commencement program.
Also, on Oct. 10, join the senior class for a kickoff and beer tasting event from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the College’s Pickle Lounge.
-By Morgan Conroy ’14