Sep. 14, 2016 - 9:45AM
in Cafe Reboot: Phase II
I like telling people the truth. I really do. But being a person of integrity and living in a glass house are two different things, right? I think so. And to prove my point, let me give you an example from my life.
Johnny D. asks the ...
Aug. 4, 2016 - 3:00PM
in Gaming and Animation Labs
Gaming and Animation, circa 2003
Once upon a time, I wanted to be a computer animator. (If you’re laughing right now, that’s okay.) Mesmerized by beautiful films like Toy Story and intricately designed game series like Final Fantasy, I ...
Jun. 1, 2016 - 2:30PM
Fundraising is Hard.
I’m not going to win a Pulitzer for that revelation, but I think it’s worth saying. Grinding away at a campaign like Thrive is difficult, exhausting business.
Imagine waking up every morning knowing you need millions ...
Feb. 3, 2016 - 4:30PM
in Common Grounds Coffee Shop
Yesterday was one of those days that just felt good. On the other end of a hard-fought victory—that was ultimately won by many people other than me—I got the privilege of sharing the awesome news: we’re getting a new cafeteria and ...
Feb. 2, 2016 - 4:45PM
in Campus Cafe Reboot
My family likes to quote movies. And one of our oft-quoted favorites from the eighties is a little gem called Three Amigos.
Surely you’ve seen it. You’re good people, after all.
In it, three washed up silent film stars—Ned, Dusty, ...
Jun. 18, 2015 - 3:15PM
in Homeward 2015 (Goal: 2300 Grad Givers)
Prior to 2012, none of us had ever heard of a little program called Homeward. In fact, the very idea of an alumni participation brand seemed crazy. Why would you invest time and money in a sphere of philanthropy that had seen two decades of ...
About the Author
Will Blanchard ('07) serves as OC's Director of Advancement Operations and assists President John deSteiguer and Vice President Kent Allen as manager of the Thrive Campaign. Passionate about the Kingdom, the Eagles, and "living life to eleven," Will serves as a manager and copywriter on many Advancement efforts, including the OC Callout and Homeward. He and his wife, Amy ('09), and their lil' Eagle, Penny, live to play in Edmond. You can reach Will (and he'd consider it a pleasure) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405.425.5115.