Graduating annual fund callers to become future donors

 

Graduating annual fund callers
Photo by Krista Voth
(l-r) Seniors Stephanie Lillie, Jaci Pottberg and Asza Davison complete their fourth and final year as callers for the WSU Foundation Annual Fund for Excellence as they graduate this month.


“I understand how important donations are to WSU.
I want to give back after
I graduate, because I know
that my contribution —
no matter the dollar amount —
will be valuable.” 

— Stephanie Lillie,
graduating exercise science major and fourth-year student caller for the WSU Foundation Annual Fund for Excellence

 

Seniors Asza Davison, Jaci Pottberg and Stephanie Lillie are not only graduating from Wichita State University, but they are completing their fourth and final year as student callers for the WSU Foundation Annual Fund for Excellence.

Working for the annual fund, these young women — along with 18 other WSU students — have had the unique opportunity to help raise money for the individual colleges at WSU as well as hear firsthand about the accomplishments of the thousands of alumni who live scattered throughout the country.

“So many alumni have shared their successes with me,” said Lillie, an exercise science major. “Their encouragement is one of the main reasons that I chose to continue as a caller for the annual fund.”

A social work major, Pottberg has been a student supervisor since 2008 and was a Wichita State cheerleader.

“Honestly, working for the annual fund was the best experience I could have had during my time here at WSU,” she said. “I’m excited for my next step in my life, but I’m not looking forward to leaving the annual fund.”

Davison, an elementary education major, feels the same way. Although she is looking forward to becoming a teacher, Davison said she will miss working with other students and calling alumni.

“Working for annual fund isn’t easy,” Davison said. “But it is rewarding.”

Because of their experiences, all three want to give back to the Annual Fund for Excellence one day.

“I understand how important donations are to WSU,” Lillie said. “I want to give back after I graduate, because I know that my contribution — no matter the dollar amount — will be valuable.” 

To learn more about the Annual Fund for Excellence, contact Krista Voth, WSU Foundation director of annual fund, at (316) 978-3819 or krista.voth@wichita.edu.

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