Davenport Campus Bookstore Manager Leann
shared a booth with the Palmer Alumni &
Development Office at the Iowa Chiropractic Association
convention in Des Moines three years ago, she had no
idea she’d return a full-fledged member of Palmer’s
“Dr. Burt and Lois Kundel graciously let me share their
booth to showcase our Bookstore products, and between
talking with alumni we discussed Development programs
like the Presidents Club,” she says. Kundel, a senior development
officer who’s now retired, encouraged McDonald
to join and signed her up on the spot.
McDonald stresses the importance of employees, including
non-D.C.s like herself, joining the Presidents Club. Presidents Club members make a commitment to
contribute $1,000 a year to Palmer College, and employees can take advantage of payroll deductions.
“Having a thriving, growing Presidents Club is good for our students, the alumni and the College.” For
McDonald, being a Presidents Club member is a tangible representation of her belief in chiropractic.
She encourages as many of her fellow employees and alumni as possible to be part of the Presidents
Club. “We’re all one team, and we all need to focus on our students and their success,” she adds. “I designate
my Presidents Club funds to a scholarship from the Bookstore, which we present three times a year.”