The University’s donor appreciation event on April 13 drew more than 60 attendees and featured a presentation by Director of the Kodály Center for Music Education Anne Laskey and music lecturer Gail Needleman on HNU’s American Folk Song Collection. Following the presentation, donors were invited to join other guests in the Regents’ Theatre to attend a standing room only spring concert by the HNU Orchestra.
“We have a wonderful afternoon planned for you. Today is about music, and learning, and you,” Director of HNU Fund Maureen Nikaido said. “It is our pleasure to have this occasion to show our appreciation to you, our donors.”
Nikaido said that when donors make gifts to the HNU Fund, they are supporting the highest priorities of the University, including student scholarships. “In the tradition of the Sisters of the Holy Names, we are committed to ensuring that all talented students, regardless of financial means, can pursue a quality education. Thanks to your generosity, we are fulfilling that promise,” she added.
The next donor appreciation event will take place on November 16. The goal of these events, Nikaido says, is to express gratitude to HNU’s supporters and give them an opportunity to “come back to the University they love so dearly and see some of the wonderful things happening here.”