By Chad Kebrdle
For 24 hours, June 24, 2015, Ancilla College will implement the first Ancilla Gives Day. This is a 24-hour event in which supporters are encouraged to donate $24 to the Ancilla Fund which provides financial aid to students.
While amounts such as $2,400, and $24,000 will also be gratefully accepted, any amount is beneficial. “Even $24 puts us that much closer to giving another student the opportunity to earn a college degree and better their future,” said Dr. Ken Zirkle, president.
You can stop in the college, mail in a check or give securely online at ancilla.edu/give-to-ancilla.
Vice President of Development Todd Zeltwanger, said the June event is at the close of the school’s fiscal year. “An online gift of $24 during the 24 hours of June 24 will allow us to finish the year with some momentum heading into a new year July 1.”
Just $24 really helps this small college, part of your community; affect the lives of young people who need a boost. Ninety-three percent of Ancilla College students receive financial aid and 43 percent of student families are in a category that can afford zero dollars toward tuition.
Gifts are accepted by visiting Ancilla.edu or calling 1.866.ANCILLA (262-4552). “We are hopeful alumni and friends of Ancilla College will take advantage of the various social media options to help make the Ancilla Gives Day a big success,” said Zeltwanger.
Ancilla College (www.ancilla.edu), part of The Center at Donaldson, offers 18 associate degrees and 10 athletic programs. Since 1937, the College has been a sponsored ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. It is a small, private, liberal arts school in Donaldson, Indiana. It is located two miles south of U.S. 30 on Union Road near Plymouth, Indiana.