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By Chad Kebrdle

DONALDSON – By indulging in a gourmet dinner, you can help send a student to college.

The third annual Changing Lives Scholarship Dinner will be at 6 p.m. EST at Swan Lake Resort Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. Guests will enjoy a social hour followed by a delicious Cornish game hen dinner, prepared by the exceptional culinary staff at Swan Lake Resort. A variety of silent and live auction items will also be available to bid on during the evening.

Participants may register online at or 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 John Chandler will receive the Ancilla Award. Chandler was born in Chicago and his family has had a presence in Donaldson, Marshall County, for six generations.

Chandler serves as vice-president of Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago. He was a member of the Ancilla College Board of Trustees from 2003-2013 and has served as board chairman from 2007-2013. The Sister Mary Dolores Outstanding Alumni Award will be presented to Randall Danielson (’77). Mr. Danielson is the owner of Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home in Plymouth and is a current member of the Ancilla College Board of Trustees, having served since 2006.

Current students will be on hand to chat with attendees and several will speak 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 auction starting at 8:30. Some of the auction items include a Notre Dame Football package as well as a Costa Rican vacation package

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 2014-15 school year, 92% of Ancilla students received financial assistance in the form of grants, scholarships or awards. In addition, the college spent more than $1 million of its own resources to help students with their tuition and other costs of education. At last year’s event, thanks to community support, nearly $33,000 was raised to help students.

For sponsorship opportunities including donations to our live auction or gift baskets, please visit the Ancilla College website or click here.

Ancilla College (, part of The Center at Donaldson, offers 18 associate degrees and 19 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.


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.

P.O. Box 1, 9601 Union Road, Donaldson, IN, 46513.

Call toll-free: 1.866.ANCILLA (866) 262-4552 or (574) 936-8898.


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