Monday, November 17, 2014
Contact: Dave Wellman, Director of Communications (304) 696-7153

‘Thank-A-Donor Days’ run Tuesday through Thursday at Marshall

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University students will have the opportunity to thank the donors who provide funding for the scholarships they receive, as well as the annual fund dollars that often support the departments and colleges in which they study, during a special three-day period this week.

“THANK-A-DONOR DAYS” are Nov. 18-20 in the Memorial Student Center lobby on the Huntington campus. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Students will be provided thank-you cards to fill out and then they will be addressed and mailed to the donors.

“The purpose of ‘Thank-A-Donor Days’ is to educate students about the importance of private giving by demonstrating the difference it makes in their educational experiences,” said Dr. Ron Area, CEO of the Marshall Foundation. “It also emphasizes the importance of thanking donors for their generosity.”

Free popcorn will be provided for participants by Tutoring Services, the Student Resource Center and Student Activities. There also will be free prizes and a photo booth. Students who take their picture at the photo booth, and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #MarshallUThanks, will be instantly entered to win a Keurig coffee maker.

WMUL-FM 88.1 and Career Services will be there, and Marco is expected to make an appearance or two. Career Services will be performing resume reviews and assisting students in signing up for LinkedIn accounts.

For further information, contact:  Office of University Communications
Marshall University | 213 Old Main | Huntington, WV 25755-1090
Fax: (304) 696-3197