November 2023

On a particularly busy fall morning, with an aggressive to-do list, I was feeling frustrated before the day even started. Arriving at the office, one of my colleagues had left a doughnut. Immediately, my mood changed for the better. 

That small gesture of kindness is also how Giving Tuesday got its start. During the rapid consumption of food and early gift shopping on Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday began in 2012 when a New York non-profit toyed with concept of giving back in the midst of the consumerism “tornado.” With the feelings of gratitude running high during the holidays, Giving Tuesday has become a fundraising day that not only helps with donations and dollars raised, it also heightens awareness for volunteerism and other means of support. 

This year “GivingTUesday” occurs on Nov. 28, and we are pleased to announce a special match approved by Dean Shealey just for the occasion. If you choose to give, your donation will be matched 3:1 on that day, allowing the CEHD to provide funding for much-needed scholarships in the new year. 

Additionally, should you choose to leave the CEHD in your will, we will match up to 20% of its value if you are willing to document the gift. The document is not legally binding and allows us to thank you and ensure that your legacy is properly honored. 

If you have any questions about the match or would like to speak with someone directly about giving to the college, please feel free to contact me directly. We are so grateful for your support! 


Kirsten Halker-Kratz

Assistant Dean, Development and Alumni Relations