The Kentucky Wesleyan College Office of Advancement earned the top honor for Best Practices in Fundraising from the Kentucky chapter of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) on Dec. 7 at their annual conference in Louisville.
The Office of Advancement had a record number of President’s Circle members (recognizing those who contribute $1,000 or more to the institution on an annual basis) last fiscal year, and also introduced the Young Alumni President’s Circle initiative providing an avenue of support for recent graduates.
“This is my final week at Kentucky Wesleyan, and what an experience it has been. I came here as a transfer student from Owensboro Community and Technical College after taking a children’s theatre class here during my time at OCTC. I always felt like I was the “weird girl” in high school, but when I arrived at Wesleyan, I was welcomed and accepted immediately for who I am. That acceptance helped me move to a new level in my life, and I accomplished a lot while I was here. I will always be grateful for my Wesleyan experience.” – Casey Zoglmann ’18
“Wesleyan gave so much to me; friendship, mentorship, confidence, education, devotion to service; that I feel compelled to give back in whatever way I can. I want future generations of Wesleyan students to experience the great sense of pride and joy in this College that I have. Ensuring that The Wesleyan Way continues into the future requires investment by its proud alumni. The amount you give matters less than the fact that you do give back in whatever way possible, including participating in student recruitment events, volunteering with the alumni board, traveling back for Homecoming, and donating to the Wesleyan General Scholarship Fund.
“I am very excited for Wesleyan’s future success under the current leadership. There is great work being done to improve Kentucky Wesleyan College, and I want to be a part of that progress.”
Kentucky Wesleyan College received $156,647 in charitable gifts during yesterday’s Giving Tuesday effort, which means investors have donated a total of $604,392 on Giving Tuesday since 2015. The fourth annual Wesleyan Way Day of Service on Monday resulted in 261 hours being dedicated to the community by Wesleyan students and employees. The Wesleyan community has committed 1,170 hours since the inception of the service day.
“We are so thankful for the continued support and generosity of our alumni, friends and community,” said Eddie Kenny, Wesleyan’s interim vice president of advancement. “For the last four years our investors have answered the call and helped us to exceed lofty goals on this single day of giving. Kentucky Wesleyan is certainly blessed to have such a supportive community.”
The holiday season would not be complete without Kentucky Wesleyan’s 8th annual Festival of Lessons & Carols. The glorious St. Stephen Cathedral hosts this two-night event at 7:00 p.m. on Nov. 29 and 30. The Kentucky Wesleyan Singers will sing anthems on the themes of love, redemption and expectation. They will sing ancient chants and hymns, proclaim the good news in “Southern Harmony” style. Attendees add their voices to the celebration by singing well-loved carols. Come join in this season of expectation with Kentucky Wesleyan. Tickets for adults are $10 and $5 for seniors and students with I.D.
Click below to purchase tickets online or call Peggie Greer at 270-852-3117.
Deb Jones joined the Wesleyan family as Director of Career Development in September. She brings 28 years of experience in career services to our students, alumni and community.
“Our students need YOU. Our alumni can serve our students in valuable ways through mentoring, internships, presentations, and other ways. I look forward to meeting you and working with you to support our students.”
“A great opportunity for giving is approaching – Giving Tuesday on Nov. 27. I plan to give, and I encourage others to give whatever amount they are able to provide, so our present-day leaders can continue to improve the facilities and curriculum. I know my support of Kentucky Wesleyan helps another student find their dreams at the College, just as I did.”
Education: B.A., Kentucky Wesleyan College, English major, Psychology minor
The Kentucky Wesleyan College Band Program, under the direction of Dr. Kevin M. Callihan, will present “Bernstein at 100,” a musical tribute to famed American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein, on Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the RiverPark Center. The program will include Bernstein’s “Suite for Mass for Brass Quintet and Wind Ensemble” and “Danzon” from Bernstein’s “Fancy Free,” conducted by Maestro Nick Palmer. The ensemble will also perform works by Frank Ticheli, Karl King, Francis McBeth and Percy Grainger. A $5 donation is recommended. For more information, contact Dr. Kevin Callihan at [email protected] or (606) 923-6309.
For the fourth consecutive year, Kentucky Wesleyan College will participate in Giving Tuesday on Nov. 27. The College has set a goal of raising $153,000 in 2018, which would push the four-year total past $600,000. The Wesleyan Way Day of Service, which has seen the Wesleyan community commit 909 hours of community service since 2015, is scheduled for Nov. 26.
The two-day event has become a Kentucky Wesleyan signature.
Don’t miss the final Panther Preview event of the fall on Saturday, Nov. 17. During the Panther Preview Day, students will meet with an admissions counselor, learn about scholarship opportunities, hear from current students and attend an academic and student organization fair.