During their final weeks at HNU, the Class of 2017 made a thoughtful gift to the University: Together, they raised funds to help a disadvantaged student purchase books and supplies this fall. In April and May, graduates donated $20.17 apiece, and the Associated Students of Holy Names University (ASHNU) made its own generous contribution to the cause. Donors won prizes from the HNU Alumni Association; Crisol Jimenez, a rising junior, helped select the winners.
The class gift program gives students an early education in the importance of philanthropy. It helps them recognize how they’ve benefitted from gifts to HNU, and shows them that they, too, can make a difference in someone’s life—without breaking the bank. The program’s ultimate goal: convincing students to remain connected to, and invested in, their University long after they graduate.