Muhlenberg alumni in action
…Making a Difference

…On the Phones

The office of development and alumni relations would like to thank the volunteers who participated in an alumni phonathon for the Kresge Challenge. These callers received $7,201 in pledges from 96 donors. Thank you to all who pledged their support to this important project and a special thank you to all of the callers for assisting us in our fundraising efforts.

Volunteers:
Linda Andrews
- Women’s Tennis and Cross Country Coach; Andrea Dello Russo ’07; Mike Donnelly - Football Coach; Megan Eddinger - Field Hockey Coach; Ruth Gibbs - Softball Coach; Corey Goff - Asst Football Coach; Brian Hagerty ’04; Beny Jose ’05; Sallie Keller Smith ’73; Leslie Kiernan - Women’s Soccer Coach; Stephanie Light ’06; Bob Macalusco - Baseball Coach; Amanda Palmer ’07; Stephanie Pistilli ’07; Elana Rabinowitz ’07; Lauren Rutt ’08; Sean Topping ’98 - Men's Soccer Coach; Maria Tranguch ’07; Jon Victor ’05; Walt Zieger ’50

 

…Close to Home

When the New York and Philadelphia Regional Alumni Clubs took on community service initiatives in their area, they hoped they could find a way for Muhlenberg alumni to make a difference close to home…but they never expected to have such an incredible impact.

In October, a team of 28 alumni from the New York metro area joined forces to make a difference at PS 189 in Manhattan during New York Cares Day. The team, organized by club leaders Matt Daly ’98 and Diane Mammon ’88, had a ton of fun and did a great job at the school. In fact, the principal was so happy with their work that she invited the team back to help with a spring clean up as well! The New York team also raised several hundred dollars in the College’s name in support of the New York Cares Day operation.

Not two months later the Philadelphia Alumni Club, led by Dawn Hanson ’00, organized a holiday community service event in conjunction with the Philadelphia Society for Services to Children. There, more than 25 alumni came together to help organize, wrap and distribute gifts to needy families in the Philadelphia area. Still other alumni donated gifts and contributed more than $200 in support of the cause – and in addition, three alumni sponsored entire families to help make their holidays special. “You can’t put a price tag on what Muhlenberg has done for us,” said Laurie Haines, the Society’s director. “Without their help it would take us days to get the work done. We really appreciate all of their help…and so do the families we serve.”

“Volunteering is a wonderful way to connect with your community and re-connect with your old friends from Muhlenberg,” said Sherry Fazio ’99, senior development officer for New York Cares. “It’s great to meet up with friends from school and know that you’re all there making a difference in the spirit of Muhlenberg alumni.”

To get involved with your regional alumni club, contact the Alumni Office or find your regional club contact at www.muhlenberg.edu/alumni.

For more information about the community service being done by the Muhlenberg community visit www.muhlenberg.edu/mgt/presoff/pdf/community.pdf.

The Last Word

Lauren Greber Shanahan ’87 DIRECTOR

Traci Luckenbill-Falco ’92 ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

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Reunion 2005
   
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What’s This?
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Life for Life for You and Your Family

 

You can contact the Alumni Office at 2400 Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18104
Phone: 800-464-2374
Fax: 484-664-3545
E-mail: bergalum@muhlenberg.edu

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