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Donor Stories

Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to Alverno College.

  • Wilde Uses IRA to Empower Other Women
    Wilde Uses IRA to Empower Other Women
    Looking back on her life, Joan Wilde '59 says she probably should have been an architect or pursued a career in math. Instead she spent her career helping other women to develop theirs.
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  • Business Owner Emphasizes Mentorship and Scholarship
    Business Owner Emphasizes Mentorship and Scholarship
    Late last year, Glenda Holm '69 found herself needing to hire a new employee quickly. The CPA and owner of GEM Ventures Ltd., which provides tax return...
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  • Alum Gives Opportunity for Others to Live Alverno Strong
    Alum Gives Opportunity for Others to Live Alverno Strong
    Growing up in a small Missouri town, Diane Nunnelee '69 never envisioned life would lead her from speech and theater to...
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  • Alum's Can-Do Attitude Prompts Her to Help Others Achieve
    Alum's Can-Do Attitude Prompts Her to Help Others Achieve
    There's a quote Tammie Strause '96 identifies with that states, "She thought she could, so she did." That's exactly how...
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  • The Gielows: Approaching life and giving as a team effort
    The Gielows: Approaching life and giving as a team effort
    Early in their 46-year marriage, Bill and Georgiann Gielow realized they each had married a strong and independent person. Rather than designate...
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  • Alum Pays It Forward
    Alum Pays It Forward
    Coming from humble beginnings, Cathy Dowdell '91 never saw herself as a philanthropist until Sister Joel Read helped her understand the role alums play in the future of the Alverno. Dowdell realized that with a planned gift, she could make a significant contribution.
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