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One SCU student takes off on an immersion trip to El Salvador; another heads to the gym to practice for a championship volleyball tournament; a third student travels to Rome for a semester of study. The activities may be unrelated, but each of the students has something in common: a benefactor whose financial assistance makes it possible to participate in enriching, sometimes life-changing, college experiences.
Katherine Nicholson ’10, assistant director of student and young alumni giving in SCU’s Development Office, said 83 percent of SCU students receive some form of financial aid during their four years at the University. And considering the many extracurricular activities supported by donations, such as immersion trips, club sports, and study abroad programs, “there are even more students touched each year by support from alumni and friends of the University.
Up until now, she noted, there hasn’t been a way to say thank you. But that will change on Wednesday, April 24, with the launch of “Sprinksgiving,” a day of gratitude planned by the Development Office and the SCU Philanthropy Committee.