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Advancing chiropractic through philanthropy, service and leadership

Advancing chiropractic through philanthropy, service and leadership

Fall 2018

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Honoring the Legacy:

Founder’s Day and Palmer’s Inaugural Day of Giving

founders day artwork - 123 with people inside the numbers

This year marks the 123rd anniversary of D.D. Palmer's first adjustment in 1895, celebrated on Sept. 18 as the "birthday" of chiropractic. Each Palmer campus traditionally holds a ceremony and displays a wreath in a prominent place to honor the legacy that stemmed from D.D.'s discovery.

On Sept. 18, 2018, Palmer College held its very first "Day of Giving" – a day for alumni, friends, faculty and staff to reflect on the impact chiropractic has had on them and to give back to Palmer students and the future of the profession through gifts of any size to the College.

"I'm grateful for my education, the life I received because of chiropractic. I love giving back, because I've received so much," says donor Mark Houk, D.C. (main campus, '80).

FoundersDay123 focused on sharing donor stories and asking Palmer alumni and friends to be one of the first 123 donors to give a gift of any amount to the College.Students thanked donors in real-time on social media channels, and student and donor video stories shared why giving back is important. A total of 75 donors from all over the country gave on Sept. 18, with more donors joining the campaign every day since.

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