Maybe it's because of a professor who enhanced your life, or a service trip that gave you a new outlook on the world, or perhaps because of the role St. Ambrose plays in our community.
Our donors give for many reasons, and all are proud supporters of a place where students are enriched by a Catholic education committed to academic excellence, the liberal arts, social justice, and service.
Together, we shape the education and opportunities St. Ambrose offers students today, and for generations to come.
2019 SAU DAY OF GIVING
Well done Bees! We reached the goal of 500BEES2DAY with the help of over 500 gifts. Thank you to everyone who supported the university and gave back to what you love!
We'll be sending out lots of Bee Socks next week! Send us your bee sock selfies and let us know where your socks (and your SAU degree) have taken you!
500BEES2DAY REACHES GOAL
The 2019 SAU Day of Giving, 500BEES2DAY, took alumni giving to another level this year with 513 gifts and raising just under $40,000. The purpose of the initiative is to let all alumni know that every gift makes a difference. "The gifts that have a lot of zeros after the number get a lot of attention, and make many alums feel that their small gift doesn't matter," said Margaret Babbitt, Director of Annual Giving. "500BEES2DAY celebrates the gift, not the amount."
This year a new giving site featured ten funding initiatives that tracked donors and dollars in real time. The campaigns featured many aspects of the academic and student experience. "We want our alumni to know that annual giving is the backbone of the university," said Babbitt, "and we encourage Ambrosians to give back to what meant the most to them."
The 2020 Day of Giving will be held on April 21, 2020.
Margaret Babbitt, Director, Ambrose Annual Fund
Terri Beutel, Assistant Director, Advancement Information Resources
Michael Burton, Assistant Director, Individual Giving
Sally Crino, Associate Vice President; Director, Campaign and Legacy Giving
Nikki DeFauw, Director, Grants and Advancement Operations
Ty Grunder, Director, Corporate and Community Relations
Dan Haverkamp, Associate Director, Individual Giving
Adam Hutton, Director, Athletic Development and Marketing
Caroline Hughes, Administrative Assistant
Lindsey Kennedy, Coordinator of Research and Prospect Management
Sharon Kraus, Coordinator, Research and Prospect Management
Sandy Lassman, Gift Coordinator
Milissa Lamantia, Administrative Assistant
LaShonda Polite, Associate Director of Individual Giving
Elaine Quinn, Administrative Assistant
Natasha Sottos, Assistant Director, Donor Relations
Kristine Vermuelen, Administrative Assistant