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Rockford University’s #1 fan is back on campus! Stay on the look out–he’s back, and he’s better than ever.
Johnson Alumni Center
5050 E. State Street Rockford, IL 61108
Nellie Miller, Director of Marketing
11/28/2016 10:20 am
Over the last two years we learned that in one day we could engage alumni, parents, students and friends across the globe in rallying around Rockford University. We are ready to do it again.
Today’s the day! Join us for our third annual Day of Giving as we come together this year to support Rockford University’s participation in the Rubin Education Challenge. Every $ will be matched – doubling your impact.
In December 2015, Rockford University and the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL) announced the University’s participation in the Rubin Education Challenge, a challenge grant offered by CFNIL to build scholarship endowments benefiting local students with financial need who attend local post-secondary institutions. The power of an endowed fund in addition to CFNIL’s automatic match of all gifts to this project make today an incredible day to be a Regent. Join us and become a part of a rock solid, dynamic solution for our students.
Joining us today on our third annual Day of Giving is Immediate Past Board of Trustees Chair Tom Muldowney ’74. In the spirit of philanthropy and good fun, he has gifted us with a poetic musing.
On giving day, Eric pres has asked for help, in fact he really fidgets
The day of giving’s underway, he wants to reach 5 digits
Get closer to your finals, to end the year’s a nice dream
To make lighten up the load a bit, come over for some ice cream
It’s pretzel day, most curious, but do not get all twisted
It’s also “ice cream’s free today,” come here and get enlisted
Our day of giving helps us help, we think that you’d agree
So we ask all our friends to help, call us and you’ll see
Come and get an ice cream cone, don’t be a wannabe
Don’t miss the chance to make a gift, you’ll hear us cheer Whoopee!
Some would say we set a bribe, incenting your donation
The folks you help will jump for joy in thanks and celebration
We’re really close to hurdle 1, the first one is 10 grand
You can help us pass that goal donate just as you planned
We need your help, so come to fore, no time to be demurring
You help us keep expenses low, for student’s it’s assuring
OK, the pres is really glad, you made the goal $10K
He says “let’s try for 20K ‘cause that’d make the day”
Our thanks to Tom, his imagination, and his generous support to his beloved University. Thank you, Tom!
11/21/2016 12:43 pm
Known for his enthusiastic and positive attitude, Gary Lubbert, was a revered professor, colleague, educator and friend.
In memory of Gary, a scholarship will be established to support students in need at Rockford University. Please join us as we honor the life of a beloved member of the Rockford University community.
YES! I’d like to support the
Gary Lubbert Scholarship Fund.
11/21/2016 12:38 pm
Bernard J. Sundstedt `77
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Janice L. Holton
Gift and Data Management Coordinator
Events and Stewardship Assistant
Research and Proposal Specialist
Charter Fund Coordinator – open
Kristyn King ’89
Director of Alumni Affairs
Nellie Miller ’16 MBA
Director of Marketing
Graphic Designer – open
Print Services, Mailroom & Delivery Manager
Director of Communications
Advancement Communications Specialist
Min Taber ’86
Scheduling Services Coordinator
Scheduling Services Assistant
11/21/2016 12:17 pm
Rockford University values the financial support offered by alumni and other friends of the university and is proud to recognize and thank these donors through the university’s giving levels and societies. We greatly appreciate the thousands of alumni, parents and other friends who chose to support the Rockford University with their philanthropic giving during each fiscal year. We are honored to recognize you as generous supporters in our Honor Roll of Donors.
Membership in annual recognition levles is based on the total amount of gifts received from a donor during the university’s fiscal year, July 1 – June 30.
Pavers $1 – $99
Founders $100 – $249
Builders $250 – $499
Leaders $500 – $999
Within the Charter Fund there exists the Jane Addams Society. To participate, an individual or organization must donate at least $1,000 during a fiscal year. The giving levels reflect the progression of Ms. Addams’ life from her time at Rockford University to the crowning moment of her life as a Nobel Laureate. It is our hope that as we continue to feature Jane Addams and her relevance to our work here, people will aspire to be identified with her through their philanthropy to the University.
We urge you to support the University at one of these levels.
Scholar $1,000 – $2,499
Valedictorian $2,500 – $4,999
Pioneer $5,000 – $9,999
Humanitarian $10,000 – $19,999
Laureate $20,000 +
The Mary Ashby Cheek Society of Rockford University has been established to recognize and honor donors who provide for the future of the University through long-range planned gifts. This special society was named after Dr. Cheek, who was among the first to actively encourage alumni and friends of Rockford University to plan gifts that would continue to benefit this institution beyond the giver’s lifetime. Membership is bestowed on donors who remember Rockford University in their wills, in their insurance policies or in such life income plans as charitable gift annuities or charitable remainder trusts.
11/21/2016 12:06 pm
The Charter Fund is the annual giving program for Rockford University. It pays tribute to the document by which the University was created, and to those individuals and organizations that have supported us in maintaining it. The Charter Fund is a source of pride for us, and a way of joining together as alumni, faculty, parents, staff and friends to transform our university in the 21st century.
A gift to the Charter Fund supports students today.
Pavers $1 – $99
Founders $100 – $249
Builders $250 – $499
Leaders $500 – $999
Jane Addams Society $1000+
11/21/2016 11:25 am
Thank you for considering making a gift and investing in the mission of Rockford University. Rockford University depends on support from alumni, parents and friends to meet the needs of its students and highly competitive academic programs.
Rockford University accepts MasterCard, Visa or Discover. For your convenience, online giving is available. Simply click the donate button below. If you’d prefer to make a gift by mail, you can send your credit card number, expiration date, and gift amount to the address below.
Please make checks payable to The Rockford University Charter Fund. Mail to:
Office of Development
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
It may be possible to increase your gift to Rockford University through a matching gift from your employer. Some companies match on a dollar for dollar basis, while other companies match two to one or even three to one. Your personnel or human resources office can provide information about your company’s matching gift policy, or you may contact the Development office with questions.
Rockford University accepts gifts of securities, such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Please contact Bern Sundstedt, VP of Advancement, at Bsundstedt@rockford.edu for more information.
Gifts of personal property–non-monetary items such as art, books, equipment, collectibles, etc.–can also further the University’s mission. For more information, please contact the Development office.
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