Remembering Our Miracle in the Mountains
Donor Every Year Since Graduation
I choose to support Scranton because Scranton supported me. The experiences and lessons learned in the classroom, through athletics, and in moments of leadership and prayer will forever be in my heart. I choose to support the University to sustain that “special feeling” a high school senior receives when they visit campus and feel an inherent calling to “The U.” I choose to support Scranton to ensure each graduating Royal walks across the stage thanking God for bringing them to our University and for the fire burning in their hearts ignited by the friendships and bonds formed here.
Our students, alumni, staff and community are purpose-driven and change the world in which they live. My Scranton family members, friends and teammates, who are true men and women for others within their vocations and relationships, amaze me. The University provided each of us a place to challenge and expand our mind, body and spirit through numerous avenues and opportunities.
In Brennan Hall, you can’t miss seeing the verse from Luke 12:48 stating, “Of those to whom much is given, much is expected.” Not only do I feel indebted for the formation received, but I am also excited for the potential and hope alive in Scranton’s today and tomorrow. Although I wish I could give a sizable donation to the University, I am unable as a young alumna. But I trust in the adage that many hands make light work. While we are encouraged to “go forth and set the world on fire,” we must always remember those who have kindled our flame on our path toward reaching our potential. We must support our foundation to help enable the continued impact of our ever-unfolding “Miracle in the Mountains.”
Clare Devine ’08
Donor 27 of the Last 31 Years
Many years ago, someone – just like you and me – took a leap of faith for someone they didn’t even know and made it possible for me to attend The University of Scranton. Perhaps it wasn’t just one donor, but dozens of gifts that eventually contributed to the scholarship that forever changed my life. When someone gives you the opportunity to help change a person’s life, how can you pass it up?
If you haven’t been on campus lately, you would be proud of today’s students, the faculty and the remarkable achievements of both. Scranton continues to transform lives every day. So, when it comes to giving, it’s not the size, but the intent and the act of giving that truly counts. Together, we can change lives. That’s why I give. Please join me.
Martina Martin ’80
Alumni Society President-Elect
ISP Donor Three Years in a Row
Not a day goes by when I do not think about or am not reminded of my experiences with the International Service Program (ISP). These experiences, the lessons learned, and the struggles remain with me. They help drive me out of bed in the morning. To support the ISP is not so much a gift; it is a responsibility of those who have gone before, to help out in whatever way, so that others can go and be forever changed. Such support connects us together as part of a global community and the greatest classroom of all: life itself.
Patrick Morgan ’01
Alumni Society Secretary
ISP Mexico 1999, 2003; ISP Ecuador 2001
Class of 2002 Reunion Participation Chair
I give to The Royal Fund because I believe in the mission of The University of Scranton and the potential of its administration, students and alumni network. Nearly 10 years have passed since my days on campus, yet I continuously value the building blocks that a Jesuit education provides, helping us lead inspiring lives. During my junior year at Scranton, I put my entrepreneurial desires to the test with the development of my company, investing in the student housing market in Scranton. The supportive administration and interactive alumni network have continuously proven to be one of the University’s greatest assets as JMJ Atlantic continues to venture ahead.
As our alumni base expands with each passing year, participation is vital in order to maintain Scranton’s well-earned reputation, and provide similar opportunities for future students and fellow alumni.
Jeff Manganaro ’02