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DAY OF GIVING 2017
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.
Alumni Matching Gift Challenge
Two Liners from Tom Muldowney ’74
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!