A new location has led to a new approach to the university’s phonathon efforts. NWU used to conduct its alumni call campaigns in Smith-Curtis’s Callen Conference Center. Precious time was spent converting the arcs of tables into a temporary phone bank, conducting a flurry of calls and then tediously taking it all down so the room could serve again as a meeting place or lecture hall.
Today, the phone bank has a permanent home at 2641 North 49th Street and a reinvigorated mission: to connect with alumni and build support for the university’s vital Archway Fund.
Gifts to the Archway Fund—the university’s new annual giving initiative—support student aid, faculty training, technology, research and services. Annual giving has remained flat at NWU for 20 years. And the university’s goal is to double annual gifts over the next few years. The student volunteers in the phone bank will play a significant part in helping to hit that ambitious target.
If a current Nebraska Wesleyan student calls you in the coming weeks, take a moment to talk. Share your experience as a student and ask about thiers. And, if you’re able, please consider a gift to the Archway Fund. Your support will make a difference in your student caller’s education.