(March 12, 2015)

Centenary students thank donors

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary College joined nearly 100 educational institutions worldwide to participate in Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day on Thursday, February 27. The initiative, organized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Affiliated Student Advancement Programs (CASE ASAP), is designed to increase student understanding of philanthropy. CASE has sponsored similar initiatives annually since 2013.

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Nearly 100 students gathered in the SUB to write thank you notes to donors

Institutions from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and other countries participated throughout the month of February organizing various activities, including "thank-a-thons," month-long social media campaigns, and student video interviews on what giving means to them. Centenary hosted a thank you note session in the SUB, encouraging those who have received a donor-made scholarship to send a note of appreciation.

"Centenary is fortunate to have such generous donors and alumni and we take this annual opportunity to remind our students from whom their scholarship support comes," said Director of Philanthropy Jena McKinzie. "This year nearly 100 students joined us to celebrate SEP Day by writing more than 340 thank you cards to the generous donors that make their Centenary education possible! The effort was led by our very own Student Engagement and Philanthropy (SEP) interns—a group of Centenary students who work with the Department of Philanthropy and fellow classmates as the core of student philanthropy campus wide."

Donations to the Centenary Fund are crucial in ensuring that all students who qualify to attend Centenary are afforded that opportunity. Learn more about how to make a direct impact on the lives of students on Centenary's giving page here.

CASE ASAP provides programming, services, and resources in advancement at colleges and universities that are members of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.