donating represents faith in the future, and the future is always, always, uncertain.continued » — Rich Bowden
That donating represents faith in the future, and the future is always, always, uncertain. While students are here, we build a foundation of learning, confidence, accomplishment, friendship, and community. Those things students take with them into the future, knowing with certainty that the future is uncertain. But knowing, also with certainty, that that foundation prepares them for that uncertainty.— Rich Bowden
quote by Ishita Sinha Roy
Every gift, big or small, is our way of showing love and saying we care for Gators everywhere!!continued » — Ishita Sinha Roy
We can feel helpless in these times because we want to do something for everyone in our Gator community. Here, each small gift adds up and becomes a way of accomplishing exactly that. Every gift, big or small, is our way of showing love and saying we care for Gators everywhere!!— Ishita Sinha Roy
quote by Wendy Kedzierski
Students are #1. They are why we are here. We have a strong history of extraordinary students.continued » — Wendy Kedzierski
Students are #1. They are why we are here. We have a strong history of extraordinary students. Each year I'm inspired by the students I get to know like family through working with them at Creek Connections. My Creekers are amazing. Watching them mature and grow over the 4 years at Allegheny is exciting every time, it never gets old. They are very involved and do so much when they are on campus, then being able to stay in touch and follow along their lives and careers is just breathtaking. I'm a proud boss/mom/creek lady every day, and I'm not even exaggerating!— Wendy Kedzierski
quote by Pam Monnier
It's an opportunity to come together and show that no matter the uncertainty of these times, we as a community are linked through our love and support of Allegheny College.continued » — Pam Monnier
Gator Give Day has always been a day of community and a day of celebration. It's an opportunity to come together and show that no matter the uncertainty of these times, we as a community are linked through our love and support of Allegheny College. For me, the celebration aspect has always been the most important part of Gator Give Day. Coaching is about celebrating successes, focusing on our future and developing a culture that makes every member of our team feel a part of something bigger than themselves. Gator Give Day is an event completely dedicated to exactly that. A celebration of what we've accomplished and what we are consistently striving for in the future.— Pam Monnier
quote by Autumn Parker '16
our institution has remained solid and constant in our efforts to support our students, adjusting and acclimating to the remote worlds of learning and working.continued » — Autumn Parker '16
Although they are not on campus, they are in our hearts, because we carry Allegheny and its members with us wherever we go. Our students nationally and globally need to be reminded of this through various resources, much of them being supported through financial means. This is why donations matter. We can utilize these funds to address the current various needs of our student body, ensuring that we will do our best to translate these resources to virtual means until we are allowed to connect such things to our students in person. These times are challenging us in a multitude of ways and navigating them hasn’t been easy. But our institution has remained solid and constant in our efforts to support our students, adjusting and acclimating to the remote worlds of learning and working. Our chomp on this day should be just as loud, if not louder, as it would be on any given other day.
Go Gators! — Autumn Parker '16
quote by Jim Fitch
Whether your gift goes to support summer housing for a student or covers the cost of a student's lunch, YOU make a difference.continued » — Jim Fitch
The current situation as we navigate the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on our economy and the job market is understandably amplifying the anxiety experienced by our students. This makes the opportunity to join in Gator Give Day all the more important this year, first to say "Thank You!" to our alumni and friends who have already pledged gifts. I have the privilege to see, directly, how lives are changed by an opportunity that students may not have been able to take advantage of were it not for your gift. Thank you! Whether your gift goes to support summer housing for a student or covers the cost of a student's lunch, YOU make a difference.
Second, our students need to know that you are here for them. Simply by connecting with a current student and offering assurance, sharing your story, you will make a difference in that individual's life.
— Jim Fitch
quote by Jane Ellen Nickell
it is important that Allegheny be able to come back strong in the fall.continued » — Jane Ellen Nickell
With the spring semester ending in such a disappointing way for students, without all the normal rituals of the end of the year, it is important that Allegheny be able to come back strong in the fall. The quality of our students' experience, both inside and outside the classroom, cannot be compromised by the financial strain this has created for the College and for many students in their personal lives.— Jane Ellen Nickell
quote by Becky Dawson '00
Participating in Gator Give Day will ensure that Allegheny can continue to do what it does best -- preparing students to be leaders in an unpredictable future.continued » — Becky Dawson '00
As the COVID-19 pandemic touches all aspects of our lives, supporting students seeking an Allegheny/liberal arts education has never been more important. The pandemic is forcing all of us to be problem solvers, critical thinkers, and participants in a global movement to #flattenthecurve. Moving into a post-COVID world, we will need biologists who can communicate, writers who can inspire and help us to remember, policy-makers who have creative recovery solutions, and so much more. Allegheny inspires and teaches students to be all these things and more. Participating in Gator Give Day will ensure that Allegheny can continue to do what it does best -- preparing students to be leaders in an unpredictable future.
— Becky Dawson '00
quote by Olivia Lang '11
during this uncertain time it's important to remember the communities we are connected with and to lean into those placescontinued » — Olivia Lang '11
I think during this uncertain time it's important to remember the communities we are connected with and to lean into those places - to support them, to seek support from them, and to connect with them. For me Allegheny is one of those places. I know the feeling of support, love, and home that Allegheny provided for me for the 4 years I was there as a student and then some as I continued on in my role working here. I want Allegheny to remain a place that is and can be dedicated to our students and provide that sense of community and support we've all come to know and love.
— Olivia Lang '11
quote by Eric Pallant
Giving on Gator Give Day, if you can, is an investment in a generation of students learning to become premiere problem solvers. continued » — Eric Pallant
As Covid-19 bore down on the country and then Pennsylvania and finally on Allegheny I have watched our college remain true to its values and to one another. First priority was health and safety. Second, was ensuring every student had a safe place to go. Third, maintaining infrastructure and jobs. And through it all, working round the clock, we have sought to continue to provide personalized education even without being able to deliver it in person. Now, we are facing the most challenging economic crisis anyone can imagine. Our students and their families will be set back. The college stands to lose revenue, some students may not be able to afford to return, and our prospects for recruitment remain uncertain.
Giving on Gator Give Day, if you can, is an investment in a generation of students learning to become premiere problem solvers. Covid-19 will not be the last challenge America and the world face. Supporting students anxious to complete their Allegheny education is an outlay destined to provide Return on Investment for generations to come.
I have just read all of the messages about the effect Allegheny has enriched the lives of anyone who has had the good fortune enough to have been a part of the Allegheny family. It has been sixty eight years since I left the college physically but not emotionally. Allegheny gave me a career, a wife and an everlasting appreciation of the good fortune to have had the privilege to be the recipient of a faculty that gave me an outstanding education and guidance in becoming a critical thinker. It pleases me greatly to see how much the donors all have felt the need to give back to support to a wonderful institution that gave so much to us.
— Skip McIndoe, Class of 1952
In honor of Judge Jack K. Mandel class of 1958.
— Ilda Oropeza Zepeda
The beautiful thing about Allegheny College is the relationships that are built through shared experiences that endure a lifetime. The small, beautiful campus fosters community and provides an educational atmosphere that is second to none. The low student-to-professor ratio enhances every student's learning with individualized attention and a first-name status with your professors as you move throughout your major classes towards your degree.
— Robert Budacki, Jr.
I give because Allegheny College and the mentorship of Judge Jack K. Mandel, an Alumni of the college, were instrumental in shaping me, my career and my success. I’m grateful for all that I gained and learned and I hope that my contribution helps others in similar ways.
— Rosa Diaz, MSW, ‘03
We are all in this together and are looking out for each other. Allegheny's strength is in its support of the students, its respect for individuality, diversity and community, its moral guidance and its educational excellence. Supporting Allegheny is important not only for the further development of our sons and daughters, but the future of our world...making caring people into the great leaders of tomorrow.
— Anonymous Gator
Wishing you well with your Allegheny experience!
— Harriet (Happy) Wallach
We have to invest in others coming after us.
— Norma Klaus Wible
Allegheny will always be home to me. Class of 2020, I understand how difficult this is for you as someone graduating from graduate school right now as well. I believe in you!! You will all do tremendous things.
— Emily Starr - Class of 2016
Your Allegheny education will yield value to you far beyond what you can imagine today. Treasure it now, and when you can, give back as much as you can to help the students who follow you so Allegheny will stay strong and vital far into the future.
— Shelley Borger Koltnow
I am grateful every day for the inspiration, rigor, and relationships that Allegheny offered me. My commitment to curiosity, imagination, and to social change all were nurtured during my Allegheny years and have served me well since.
Completing my undergraduate degree at Allegheny is one of my most fortunate experience in life. Allegheny's faculty has been the most amazing mentors and my peer colleagues are also incredibly inspiring. During this difficult time for our global society and local communities, I hope we stand solidary together with each other. Let's believe in our faith and strength and that life will regain its vitality before long. Please stay health and safe, and make your efforts to care for and love those around you.