While Waiting for Her ‘Ship to Come In,’ Alumna Makes First Donation
Twenty years! Whew, that was fast. Two decades ago my classmates and I walked across a stage at the soccer field, shook Father Panuska’s hand, and received our diplomas. I remember the professors and priests who challenged our minds to grow, the friends who encouraged us to reach our potential, and the spirit-driven community that drove us to find the purpose and meaning in a life of service for others. I will always be grateful that I attended The University of Scranton, a decision that has led me to teaching high school English.
I recently made a small gift to our alma mater. I had never donated money before because I was waiting for my “ship to come in” so I could donate a million dollars and get my name on a building! Truth is, I’m guessing we can all give $20 right now. For those of us in our reunion year, we focus on our combined impact, as a class, which has the power to pave a path for those who come after us. I was encouraged to know that I could specify exactly where my donation goes. I donated to the University’s Campus Ministry as I found great pleasure during retreats while in college, and I want other students to have the opportunity for that spiritual experience.
Our school is growing stronger and better, thanks to God and the alumni and parents who continue to support the University. This Jesuit foundation helps shape the hearts and minds of the future. If you can give more, please do, but if we all give $20, we can do something great together! God bless you wherever you are in life.
– Joan Froehlich ’93