In the heart of Simpson College’s campus lies a room that comes alive each evening with the excitement and dedication of students prepared to call alumni, parents and friends across the nation. Students are calling to share Simpson news and to ask them for support of The Simpson Fund. The goal is to create a culture of giving so Simpson can continue to thrive as a premiere educational liberal arts institution.
Students call Sunday-Thursday evenings during the fall and spring semesters in Hillman Hall. Between the fall and spring semesters of the 2013 – 2014 fiscal year, student callers raised $162,072.56
“I love calling alumni because of the stories they share over the phone. Having the opportunity to hear about their experience at Simpson makes me feel confident in my choice to come here,” says Phonathon Student Supervisor, Megan Callahan ’16. “I’ve gained a wider perspective of the College by speaking to alumni, and I try to apply the advice I learn over the phone to my time here.”
More than just raising money, Phonathon callers have made it their mission to increase Annual Giving participation among the people they call, while also establishing ties with those who are not able to come back to campus.
If you are interested in working for Phonathon as a student caller contact the Associate Director of Annual Giving, Jillian Sievel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 961-1816.