Alumna Sees Reunions as a Chance to Renew Friendships, Support the College

As an Allegheny alumna, Rachel Dingman ’08 says she now has two priorities: Bringing her former classmates together to celebrate Reunion Weekend on campus and providing support for the College. Rachel had the distinction of being the youngest-ever Timothy Alden Council (TAC) donor at Allegheny, meaning that she donated $1,815 as a new graduate to

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Fast Friends, Forever Philanthropic

The current academic and professional interest in the philanthropic activities of women in the United States might lead one to think that our engagement with charity is a new concept. In fact, we have been sharing our expertise, time, and treasure with our communities and favorite organizations for centuries. We have historically worked to address

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When, How, and What We Give to Charity

What is the number one reason that people make gifts to charity? Quite simply, it is because we are asked. Less simple are decisions about where, when, how much, and what to give. Scores of nonprofit organizations vie for our support, so we winnow the list by focusing on those that speak to our values,

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Philanthropy in Action

During our years in college, most of us were blithely unaware of the impact that alumni contributions had on our academic careers. Scholarships, cultural events, conferences — they just happened. Without understanding the direct correlation between our colleges’ fundraising efforts and our own experiences, it may have taken us a while to begin making our

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A Life of Giving becomes a Legacy

Judy Berges ’63 – A Woman of Modest Means Who Made a Difference Judy Berges ’63 filled many roles during her life: She was a daughter, a friend, a student, a teacher, a pastor, a part-time travel agent, and a philanthropist. Judy, who lived humbly, passed away on February 28, 2017. Throughout her life, those

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Your Bequest: Your Values, Changing Lives

Judy Berges ’63 made a major contribution to the College’s $200 million bicentennial endowment campaign, Our Allegheny: Our Third Century Quest, by including her beloved alma mater in her estate plans. Judy wished to maintain most of her assets during her lifetime in order to cover her retirement and potential medical expenses. By naming the

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Angeline Sporrer ’18

For Angeline Sporrer ’18, springtime in Paris was, indeed, filled with love: for a language, culture, and city that she now regards as a second home. She spent 15 weeks in an immersive French language program that included taking liberal arts classes at Cité Universitaire and an eight-week internship at a non-governmental organization. Angie’s experience

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Supporting Through Service

We dedicate this issue of The Ella Nash Society newsletter to the thousands of volunteers who work tirelessly to advance the College’s mission, and we invite you to learn about the myriad ways that you may be more actively involved in your Allegheny community. Keri Fadden was named the College’s first director of alumni engagement

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Profile in Philanthropy: Planning to Give — and Giving Back

Katie Heckman ’07, Jeremy Heckman, and son, Connor A different kind of favor greeted guests finding their seats at Katie Heckman’s wedding reception. Rather than spend money on objects that might soon be discarded, Heckman and her husband, Jeremy, left a note to let celebrants know that a gift had been made in their honor

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Philanthropy in Action: Aurley Morris ’15

Thanks to a generous gift by Aurley Morris ’15, Allegheny students will get some extra help for expenses while they’re gaining experience through internships. She hopes that her fellow alumni will join her in giving to the newly-established Internship Excellence Fund. “The fund provides direct support for students looking to succeed after graduation,” Morris says.

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