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 phonathon caller apply here and download the application.


Things you should know about the Phonathon


•   It is held twice a year for a four week span each time…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 17th - November 10th, 2016

From 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Giving Tuesday Phonathon calling will be held:

Monday, November 28th and Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Spring Phonathon will be held:

Monday thru Thursday, March 27th - April 6th, 2017

From 5:30-8:30 PM

 

MEET THE CALLERS...

 

Photo of Brianne Senger

 

 

Brianne A. Senger
Hometown: Moweaqua, IL
Major: Accounting
Class Year: Junior
Student Activities: Marching Band, Concert Band,
Wind Ensemble, Emerging Leadership, KET

 

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Chandler C. Airaghi
Hometown: St. Louis, IL
Major: Health and Wellness
Class Year: Junior
Student Activities: K∑T, Show Choir, CAB
Wonders of Wellness

 

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Dejuan M. Binion
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Major: Health and Wellness
Class Year: Sophomore
Student Activities: Football

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 Deshawnta S. Houston
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Major: Health and Wellness
Class Year: Senior
Students Activities: A.L.P.H.A

 

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Alyssa Kjeldsen
Hometown: Plainfield, IL
Major: Occupational Therapy and Business
Class Year: Sophomore
Student Activities: Kappa Sigma Tau

 

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 Kayti M. Rose
Hometown: South Roxana, IL
Major: Sports Management
Class Year: Sophomore
Students Activities: Women’s Golf, Feminist Club

  

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Eddie Lusk
Hometown: Collinsville, IL
Major: Sociology and Criminal Justice
Class Year: Junior
Student Activities: Football and Track and Field

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Nicholas D. Tanner
Hometown: Riverton, UT
Major: Accounting
Class Year: Sophomore
Student Activities: Men’s Bowling Team

 

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Simeon E. Bradshaw
Hometown: Troy, IL
Major: Religion and History
Class Year: Senior
Student Activities: Gospel Choir

 

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Cari A. Romany
Hometown: Grayslake, IL
Major: Athletic Training
Class Year: Junior

 

 

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Hannah D. McCollum
Hometown: Mt. Olive, IL
Major: History
Class Year: Sophomore
Student Activities: Kappa Lambda Iota, Center for
Community Service

 

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                                     Michael Johnson
                                    Hometown: Clayton, IL
Major: Exercise Science
Class Year: Sophomore
Student Activities: Alpha Delta Gamma 

                                                                                                                                                                         

                              Photo of Zamantha Mulder

 

Zamantha Mulder
Hometown: West Jordan, Utah
Major: Biology
Class Year: Freshman
Student Activities: Women's Wrestling, SGA

 

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                                                          Garrett Kellam
Hometown: St. Joseph, MO
Major: Graphic Design
Year: Sophomore
Student Activities: Hockey

 

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Robert Breneman
Hometown:
Lafayette, IN
Major:
Psychology
Class Year:
Senior
Student Activities:
SGA, Alpha Delta Gamma,
Advanced Leaders, Bowling Team,
Black Student Organization 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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