Seniors, Make a Difference: Honor a Mentor, Ensure a Future
Katrina Avila, Class of 2012
February 19, 2012
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Giving back to others is one of the easiest ways we can contribute to society. For some, the idea of giving away hard-earned money is preposterous. For others, there are just not enough hours in the day to give back. As a second semester senior, instead of letting go, I find myself wanting to give back more to an institution to which I feel indebted and which is dear to my heart. With some 80 days left to graduation, I continue to seek out more opportunities and ways to give back.
Here at CUA we have the unique opportunity to start giving back to the University through the Senior Appreciation Program. The Senior Appreciation Program affords each senior the opportunity to say thank you to those who have supported them, while doing their part to make a CUA education accessible to the next generation of Cardinals.
Through the Senior Appreciation Program, any gift made to the program, no matter the amount, can be made in honor of someone who has helped you in your goal of earning your degree. This can be a parent, friend, fellow student, administrator, staff, faculty member, RA, RM – anyone! By taking a minute to provide the program with either the mailing or email address of this person, the Office of University Development will notify them that you decided to honor them by making a gift in their name.
Giving back is really a personal choice. Thinking about my time here at CUA and all the moments that changed my life – the friends who made a difference, the class that solidified my career path, the events that I’ll never forget, all those moments that made me who I am today – I would never want to deny that experience to anyone else. I give back through the Senior Appreciation Program to make a future Cardinal’s dream come true.
As I walk down those Basilica steps, May 12th, I will be satisfied to know that my CUA legacy will help ensure another’s education. For more information about how you can be involved with the Senior Appreciation Program please visit seniors.cua.edu.