When making a gift online
, donors have the opportunity to share why they give — and we find their stories inspirational! Drawing from comments left online in December 2012 and January 2013, the word cloud below shows some of the most frequently used words donors use when explaining why they give.
Read some of the comments we drew from below.
"I received the Watkins-Berger Scholarship while in school and want to pass it forward."
"I continue to support the J-School for the excellent foundation it gave me. I learned critical thinking and communication skills that have served me well and look forward to continuing to hear great things from KU."
"I'm giving to show appreciation for the great business education I received from Professor Ford and all the other professors at the KU Business School."
"This donation is in memory of my extraordinary parents. May it help to provide continuing education for nurses who dedicate their service to providing care to individuals stricken by cancer. May there be a cure found so others will not have to suffer the pain of losing loved ones to cancer, as my family and so many others have."
"I am giving to KJHK as a holiday/birthday gift for my friend, who is a former DJ at KJHK and supporter of the student-run radio."
"Thank you for the wonderful education! Best wishes to the current generation."
"Over the years, I've enjoyed and been informed by many events at the Dole Institute, and decided it was about time to contribute."
"I'm currently a volunteer for Audio-Reader and thought a little help is always nice."
"My KU Nursing education has always provided for me. This is my New Year's Resolution — to help contribute to another young nursing student's future by making quarterly or more often donations. It is time for me to give back!"
"I enjoy the programs and admire the broad range of activities at the Dole Institute."
"This donation is in memory of Madison Self. I was a Self Fellow and am grateful to him and Mrs. Self for their generosity and vision."
"I spent my junior year in Tuebingen, Germany, and it changed my life. At the time, I could barely afford to go overseas without working for a year, but KU had very reasonable fees and made it possible. I want to help any student who dreams of studying abroad, but might not be able to afford it."