Rachel Stalker, ‘Doah Staff Writer
November 20, 2013
National Philanthropy Day was Friday, Nov. 15. The Shenandoah Fund created the event held in the Brandt Student Center.
The purpose of National Philanthropy day is to celebrate our current donors and create new relationships with student donors. Students were able to participate by writing thank-you notes to university donors, making their own class donation and writing tags on why they are grateful for their S.U. experience.
The Office of Advancement at S.U. runs The Shenandoah Fund, which raises money for new programs, buildings, financial aid and so that we can progress as an institution.
According to Aysha Malik and Jordan Allen, Office of Advancement interns, the purpose of the event was “to give thanks and pay tribute to the donors that make everything possible.”
You may have seen people tweeting or posting on Facebook using the hashtag “#SUlovesPhil”. This is not a person that the students of S.U. are specifically thanking, but rather a group of people. Allen said, “We created the idea of Phil to personify philanthropy, and the people who give back to S.U.”
Without alumni, community members, Board of Trustee members and anyone who gives back to Shenandoah, our beloved university would not run the way it does. Just because National Philanthropy Day is over does not mean thanking “Phil” stops here.
Continue to recognize and thank all of those that make your Shenandoah University experience great, and will continue to make it great in the future.