Let’s talk…Nov 16th, 2012 | Category: The Back Page
Megan Guerra (senior, finance major) knows what a difference a phone call can make. As a student caller with the Phonathon program, she often speaks with alumni to update contact information, thank them for their previous support, talk about what’s new on campus and request donations to the Annual Fund. These donations are in turn used to support student scholar- ships and campus activities, enhance technology, recruit and retain faculty, and continue to provide current UIW students with a quality faith-based education.
As a scholarship recipient herself, Guerra knows the difference financial assistance can make. She was interested in helping with Phonathon because she believes it is important to give current students a hand at success in college. Guerra says, “When alumni support us financially it shows just how grateful they are for the education and opportunities they received, as well as their pride in their university. Being able to speak with them and receive any advice they might have for me as a current student is an added bonus.”
Guerra’s role has given her greater insight into the importance of giving back. She knows that when her turn comes, she will be answering the call.
Giving is easy! Make your gift online at www.uiw.edu/give or contact the development office at 210-829-6013.