Centenary students show appreciation for scholarship donors
SHREVEPORT, LA — Nearly 170 Centenary students participated in the College's annual Student Engagement and Philanthropy (SEP) Day on Thursday, February 25. The SEP Day initiative was created by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Affiliated Student Advancement Programs (CASE ASAP) in 2013, and is a nation-wide effort to increase student understanding of philanthropy.
Centenary hosted a thank you note session in the Student Union Building to celebrate SEP Day, and participating students wrote over 600 thank you notes to the donors who help to provide their scholarships at the College. Students also posed for casual photographs expressing their appreciation and school pride.
"Centenary's generous donors make it possible for the College to offer a wide variety of financial assistance to deserving students, and SEP Day is a great opportunity to be sure that the students themselves get a chance to show their appreciation," says Meredith Armuth, Stewardship Officer at Centenary. "We nearly doubled the number of students participating and thank you notes written this year, and we hope that SEP Day is helping current students – our future alumni – understand and appreciate the tangible benefits that come from supporting Centenary through philanthropy."
Donations to the Centenary Fund for Student Scholarships are crucial in ensuring that all qualified students can afford to attend the College. Visit Centenary's giving page to learn more about how to make a direct impact on the lives of Centenary students.