Meet Cassie Gilman, the Executive Director of Development and Outreach for the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office.
Here is what she has to say about Giving Day 2017:
"Giving Day is important to me because being a development officer in a college, I get to directly see the true impact of what gifts can do for our students. Someday I hope to be in a position where I can endow my own scholarship, but I am not at a point in my life where I can write a big check. However, I know my contribution can go a long way when it is coupled with others’ contributions. That is why I will support this program. I have been in that unique situation where I get to tell a student she no longer has to work over 40 hours a week and go to school because we are going to offer her a scholarship so she can focus on her degree. I have seen the smiles and the tears and they are inspiring. Giving the gift of education makes a lasting impact on these students, who will be leading our world, and that is meaningful to me."
Let Cassie inspire you to give today on #OUGivingDay! We already have raised 95% of our $12,000 goal, but we need your help to raise the last 5%!
Thank you so much to those of you who have already donated, we appreciate your support more than you know!