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
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.