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Rising to the Challenge

August 27, 2013 by Editor in Alumni Connection

Screen Shot 2013-08-27 at 12.26.29 PMA record 618 members of the Siena community came together to raise nearly $125,000 for Siena Gives Back Day on April 10.

Siena Trustee Ginny Darrow ’83 pledged $25,000 if 410 donations were secured. In true Siena spirit, other alumni and friends joined in and made challenges of their own. Mark and Karen DeBlieux ’83 Vachon pledged $10,000 if fellow donors raised another $10,000 total by noon, Tom and Regina Burke, parents of two current students, promised an additional $10,000 if  Siena reached 510 donors. When the clock struck midnight, all goals had been met.

To view Thank You videos from students, visit siena.edu/sienagivesback

Siena Gives Back Day illustration by Mike Valiquette ’14

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