alumni giving

Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Do you give back to your alma mater? I remember being hit up for funds the day of my graduation. The begging came in the form of a "charge" to the class of 2008. June 30 was the last day to donate to Spelman for the fiscal year. Supposedly, the private school recieves federal funding based on how much alumnae give. I have not verified the validity of this statement.Sometimes I feel a little bad that I don't give but then I remember my dad is still paying my tuition so there is their gift. Once I'm out of grad school and somewhat established, I'll set aside some yearly funds for good old Spelman College. What about you?

3 thought(s):

T said...

I used to give to the alumni association by way of my membership... like $50 a year or something like that. Then they decided that everyone who graduated from U of I is now a member of the association and they just ask for special donations.

I'm not in a special donating place in my life yet. Maybe in about five or 10 years I'll add them as a line item in my budget, but right now, I can't do it!

Product Junkie Diva said...

Yikes I have not given back one red cent. While I have helped people personally I have not gone through the school to give back. I still receive their letters asking for money....but womp womp.

Phyllis Bourne said...

I haven't given back - yet.

Since I don't have kids, I'm planning to give it all to 'em once I croak.