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Even worthy causes can be fun. With Ancilla’s fourth annual Changing Lives Scholarship Dinner you can enjoy a gourmet dinner and help send a student to college.

The Changing Lives Scholarship Dinner will be held at Swan Lake Resort Friday, Nov. 11, beginning at 6 p.m. EST.

Guests will enjoy a social hour followed by a delicious chicken dinner, prepared by the exceptional culinary staff at Swan Lake Resort.  A variety of silent auction items will also be available to bid on during the evening.

Participants may register online by clicking here.

The evening’s events will include presentation of two of the college’s highest honors – the Ancilla Award and the Sister Mary Dolores Outstanding Alumni Award.  This year, we are proud to announce that Saint Joseph Health System will receive the Ancilla Award.  Saint Joseph has been a generous and loyal supporter of Ancilla College for 20 years and was the lead donor in the construction of the college’s Nursing Lab.  In addition, the college partners with Saint Joseph to provide medical training services for its 20 athletic teams.

The Sister Mary Dolores Outstanding Alumni Award will be presented to Dorothy Weber (’62).  Following her graduation from Ancilla, Dorothy received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in philosophy at DePaul University in Chicago and also taught philosophy at her alma mater.  While teaching at Ancilla, Dorothy developed a close friendship with Sister Mary Dolores Greifer, for whom the annual award is named.  In 2008, Dorothy established the John and Pauline Weber Family Scholarship to honor her parents’ memory which provides much-needed tuition assistance for nursing students.

Current students will be on hand to chat with attendees and also share about how scholarships have impacted their education at Ancilla College.

Music for the evening will be provided by pianist, Andrew Jennings. A silent auction will be held throughout the evening with a live scholarship auction starting at 8:30.

Funds raised from this event will help provide need-based grants and scholarships to worthy students to attend Ancilla College, who otherwise might not be able. During the 2015-16 school year, 92% of Ancilla students received financial assistance in the form of grants, scholarships or awards. At last year’s event, thanks to community support, nearly $42,000 was raised to help students.

For sponsorship opportunities including donations to our auction items, please click here.


Ancilla College is a liberal arts institution of higher learning sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and is part of The Center at Donaldson. The college’s religious tradition is Roman Catholic; its climate, ecumenical. In a caring environment, Ancilla serves a diverse population, as we transform and empower students to achieve high academic goals, lifelong learning, successful careers and values-centered lives.


Ancilla College, founded in 1937, is a private, Catholic, not-for-profit, two-year college offering over two dozen associate degree programs. Students from 12 states and 15 countries live and learn at Ancilla.

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