Thursday’s ‘Step Up For Southwestern’ Day Of Giving Sets $177K Goal

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Step Up for Southwestern, Southwestern College’s annual day of giving, will be Thursday.

All funds raised as part of the day of giving campaign benefit the college’s Builder Fund, according to a press release from the college in Winfield. The college has set a goal of raising $177,000 on the day for the annual fund.

A group of generous donors has already begun issuing challenges and offering gifts to match donations given to the Step Up campaign on Thursday, SC said.

“Our current and future students, faculty, and staff need the support of alumni and friends of the college now more than ever,” Southwestern College President Liz Frombgen said. “A gift to the Builder Fund helps us meet current needs across campus and in doing so helps to secure the future of our college – we are grateful to those who will step up for Southwestern in this moment.”

Gifts may be made online at www.sckans.edu/stepup, by stopping in at the Dole Alumni office at 201 N. College in Winfield, or by calling (620) 229-6397.

The college is also encouraging supporters to share their pride for Southwestern on Thursday, by connecting with fellow alumni, wearing SC apparel, or by sharing support of the college on social media pages.

“Much of our identity as Moundbuilders is rooted in the ideals of care and service,” said Kaydee Riggs-Johnson, vice president for advancement, communications, and marketing. “Step Up creates a moment for us to collectively care for the future of our college, sharing our love for Southwestern through ambassadorship and philanthropic investment.

“It will be an exciting day at Southwestern as we connect with Builders and supporters from all over the world and work to surpass our goal, to strengthen our college.”

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