Blueprints for success

Blueprints for success

Recent graduates are building new practices with careful planning and hard work
Summer 2006


Annual Fund gifts enhance Palmer's educational experience

Each fiscal year, Palmer’s Development Office conducts an annual fund drive for each campus. Gifts to these drives provide extra funds for things such as additional study space, more scholarships and support for athletic programs.

“The Palmer College Annual Fund provides support for campus-based activities and student programs that wouldn’t otherwise be possible,” said Stacey Till, operations manager and donor strategist in the Development Office. “Having a greater percentage of our alumni supporting the Annual Fund also reflects positively on Palmer and increases our chances of getting grants from major funding organizations.”

Typically, the annual fund drive is conducted in the spring and fall through mail and telephone campaigns, Till said. Phone-a-thon callers consist of work-study students, spouses of students, pre-chiropractic students or those in Palmer’s Bachelor of Science or Chiropractic Technology degree programs.

Till encourages alumni to speak to a Phone-a-thon team member for a few minutes when they call. “Many of these students are going through the educational process now that you did years ago, and they’ll probably have some of the same professors you did. A word of advice or encouragement may help the caller, and their enthusiasm may re-energize you on a stressful day,” she said.

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