THANK YOU for Stepping Up for SC

Builders and Friends, THANK YOU for Stepping Up for SC!

All the gifts for Step Up have been entered and we are excited to report that 392 donors contributed a total of $263,252 to the Builder Fund as part of the 2023 Step Up Day of Giving effort. 

Thank You for Stepping UpTogether, we far surpassed our initial goal of $177,000. This, in itself, is an incredible accomplishment, but perhaps more heartening is the number of donors participating, 392 represents a new record for our Day of Giving. Additionally, faculty and staff gathered last week at the Dole Alumni House to celebrate their collective participation, also a record for the day. 

Many thanks to those of you who work as ambassadors and advocates of our college. We heard there were many of you calling and emailing fellow Builders on March 23. You were offering matching dollars and challenges. You shared our social media posts and encouraged your personal networks to Step Up. That effort contributed greatly to our success. Thank you for gifting your time and energy to support SC. 

In a year when we at the college are working hard to confront challenges head-on and are making a bold plan to move forward, it is encouraging to know that so many are simultaneously investing in the experience of our students and in the future of Southwestern.

Please know that all of us on campus are encouraged and incredibly grateful for your support. Your investment in our college is meaningful and it makes all the difference! 

As Founders Weekend and Commencement approach, so does the end of our fiscal year, we still have dollars to raise in support of the Builder Fund. We also have exciting work to do together on campus as we finalize a strategic plan that will guide Southwestern into a new era. All gifts to the Builder Fund go a long way to help sustain and propel the missional work of Southwestern College. I ask that you continue to invest in Southwestern in ways that you're able.

Again, thank you for your help in making our day of giving a great success, and thank you for continuing to Step Up for Southwestern. 

Sending gratitude your way from the top of the 77 steps –

Kaydee Riggs-Johnson '11
Vice President for Advancement, Communications, and Marketing

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