maxalt preisvergleich phexin bd 750 mg uses etodolac 500 mg abuse kamagra gold 100mg info flagyl ohne rezept kaufen preis cialis 20mg 12 stück amitriptyline 10mg i1 effexor alternatives anxiety flomax 350 mg caverta 50 mg side effects preis alli kapseln phexin 500 mg used for keppra 750 mg cost alternative for glycomet celebrex pfizer preis desyrel 50 mg zararları duomox 500 cena vermox 500mg tapeworm natural alternative to procrit alternative norvasc propecia generika kaufen l-tryptophan alternative macbook pro 13 retina preis lotensin 20 mg price natural alternative lasix what is trimox 500 mg atorlip 20 tablets actonel 35 mg kaufen ersatz für voltaren salbe imitrex dosage 100mg alternative to noroxin gasex tablets 100 dulcolax alternativen over the counter alternative to imitrex imitrex 50 mg tablets allopurinol 100 milligrams metformin 500 mg preisvergleich pravachol 10 natural alternative to cytotec cialis wirkung bei frauen cefixime 100 mg itu obat apa forzest 20 mg tablets generika blopress actonel risedronate sodium 150 mg bentyl 20 mg uso que es cephalexin 500mg natural alternative to lexapro for anxiety vermox 500mg tapeworm lithium alternatives in pregnancy chloramphenicol 1000x ventolin salbutamol kaufen clomiphene citrate 50 mg x50 alternative to clonidine for sleep casodex tab 50mg voltaren gel preis apotheke alternative to evista viagra bei frauen schwangerschaft exelon 1 5 mg preis hoodia gordonii online kaufen natural alternative lasix amitriptyline 10mg i1 imitrex dosage 100mg hoodia gordonii online kaufen benfotiamine 200mg provera alternative synthroid recall 2015 allergic to keflex alternative torsemide 20 mg price topamax 25 mg preis All Alumni are Not the Same - Collins Group
Skagit Valley Hospital

All Alumni are Not the Same

by

divider

I loved graduate school. I moved across the country to attend grad school and not only had a wonderful adventure, but a fantastic education that I truly value. I loved it so much, that a decade later I am still paying for that education and will be until my own child leaves for college a decade from now.

But, I have a beef with their donor communications to me: all of their eNews, eBlasts, event notifications, and phone solicitations are all geared toward remembering my storied undergraduate experience.

Remember living in the dorms? Nope. I lived in a sub-par apartment across the river with my singer/songwriter/poet boyfriend (seemed like a good idea at the time.) Remember that bar that everyone hung out at? Nope. We grad students had no money and if we did, we hung out at that other bar – the one where the grad students hung out. Remember Parent’s Weekend/the freshman mixer/classes at the…NO! I don’t remember because I had none of those experiences.

Please don’t call and ask for a gift that is three times the amount of my last one (and what’s your rationale for that?) and invoked the new theatre complex and dorms as a reason I should give. I was in the graduate writing program? Ask me to give to the graduate school, the School of the Arts, or, even better, the Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing. Because that’s what I care about; that was my experience.

I don’t want to give my college a gift because it is clear that they haven’t considered the best way to approach me. I know I give small gifts – but I still want to feel special; like they know me.

Later this week I’ll post on an organization that made me feel special – and in return, inspired me to give my first significant major gift.

divider

Like this post? Why not share it?

divider

About the Author

Dana Van Nest

Dana Van Nest

Marketing Director

Dana is Collins’ go-to person for connecting with potential clients, overseeing all our communications strategies, and maintaining strong relationships with professional associations and industry colleagues.

divider

Leave a Reply