The OC Giving Blog

A Little Thing Called Donor Intent

Jul. 22, 2014 - 1:30PM

In an earlier post, I attempted to answer one of your top questions in the big, messy realm of funding priorities: “Where’s my passion project?” Today—spurred on by the very good thoughts of my friend and Director of Alumni ...

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No Spit and Polish Necessary

Jul. 10, 2014 - 5:15PM

Today at lunch I had the pleasure of meeting Rob Hale. Rob and his wife, Karen (Killebrew ’82), are good friends of the University and current OC parents. I wasn’t expecting to meet Rob—I was just on a rush lunch to Jimmy Johns&...

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It's Okay to Get Emotional...Really

Jul. 3, 2014 - 9:15AM

[Warning: this opening’s on the edgy side, but if you’ll stick with me to the punch line, I promise you’ll be encouraged.] Sometimes I get really frustrated with my alma mater. There are days that I grumpily stew on notions of slow,...

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Thrive Blog: Open for Comments

Jun. 26, 2014 - 12:45PM

As we go about this Thrive adventure together, I really want to take you behind the scenes on our campaign process—from our fundraising plan, to project progress, to marketing and communication decisions, and more. I want you to get a sense of ...

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