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Phonathon

The McKendree University Phonathon is an important tool in helping us to reach our yearly fundraising goals. Through these calls, we will raise money and increase participation for the University’s Annual Fund, which supports our students first-hand in their daily academic and out of the classroom lives. If you are interested in being a Student Annual Fund Ambassador APPLY HERE and download the application.


Things you should know about the Phonathon


• It is held twice a year for a four week span in the Fall and then two weeks in the Spring…resulting in over 8,700 calls made!

• Gifts of any size benefit our students and University. If each of our alums, parents, friends and family contributed just $25, it would amount to $500,000.

• Our student callers are among the best and brightest the campus has to offer. They go through an interview and training program to get them prepared for this opportunity.

• Phonathon is FUN and our students agree. Thank you for making this a good experience for them. Feel free to ask them all about how campus has changed, what their classes are like, and who their favorite professor(s) are!


2016-2017 PHONATHON DATES

Fall Phonathon will be held:

Monday thru Thursday, October 16th - November 9th, 2017

From 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Giving Tuesday Phonathon calling will be held:

Monday, November 27th and Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Spring Phonathon will be held:

Monday thru Thursday, March 26th - April 5th, 2018

From 5:30-8:30 PM

 

MEET THE STUDENT ANNUAL FUND AMBASSADORS...

 

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Brandi M. Billingsley
Hometown: Goreville, IL
Major: Accounting and Human Resource Management
Class Year: Junior
Student Activities: Kappa Lambda Iota, Marching Band, Colleges Against Cancer, Phi Eta Sigma, Accounting Club, Student Annual Fund Supervisor

 

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April L. Chaney

Hometown: Wapella, IL
Major: Elementary Education
Class Year: Junior
Student Activities: K∑T, Color Guard, Archives Department,Student Annual Fund Supervisor

 

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Tara R. Coppenbarger
Hometown: Clinton, IL
Major: Elementary Education
Class Year: Junior
Student Activities: K∑T, Color Guard,Student Annual Fund Supervisor


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 Ashley R. Absolon
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Major: Business Administration
Class Year: Freshman
Students Activities: K∑T

 

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Janelle Fuamatu
Hometown: Waipahu, HI
Major: Sociology of Criminal Justice
Class Year: Senior
Student Activities: Women's Wrestling

 

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Destane Garrick
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY 
Major:Criminal Justice
Class Year: Junior
Students Activities: Women's Wrestling

 

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Oliver Lammens
Hometown: Kowloon, China
Major: Business Administration
Class Year: Junior
Student Activities: Phi Beta Lambda

 

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 Nahiela Magee
Hometown: Lancaster, CA
Major: Biology
Class Year: Junior
Student Activities: Women's Wrestling, BSO, ALPHA

 

 

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Eunique Rice
Hometown: East St. Louis, IL
Major: Art
Class Year: Freshman
Student Activities: BSO

 

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Kerlie H. Richemond
Hometown: Orland, FL
Major: Health and Wellness
Class Year: Sophomore
Student Activities: Women's Wrestling, Powerlifting

 

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Macci M. Rueter
Hometown: Effingham, IL
Major: Organizational Communication
Year: Senior
Student Activities: Kappa Lambda Iota, Phi Beta Lambda, Marketing Club

 


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Valerie Sorondo
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Major: Psychology
Class Year: Sophomore
Student Activities: Water Polo

 

  

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Halie L. Schrader
Hometown: Red Bud, IL
Major: Political Science
Year: Freshman
Student Activities: McKendree Young Feminists

  

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 Kelly N. Voss
Hometown: St. Rose, IL
Major: Sports Management
Class Year: Sophomore
Student Activities: Women's Volleyball, First Year Honor Society, Colleges Against Cancer, FCA

 

 

 

   

For more information contact Tony Viviano, Coordinator of Annual Giving and Advancement Services.