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Phonathon

The McKendree University Phonathon is an important tool in helping raise money and increase participation for the University’s Annual Fund. The Annual Fund supports McKendree students through scholarship, academic instruction, student services, co-curricular activities, and more. If you are interested in being a Student Phonathon Caller, please contact the Office of Development, Alumni and Parent Relations at annualfund@mckendree.edu or (618) 537-6824. 


Quick Facts About 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 McKendree students and the institution. If each of our alums, parents, and friends 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!

  

The next phonathon will be held:

September 27, 2021 - October 21, 2021

 

MEET THE STUDENT PHONATHON CALLERS

  

Johnathan Bumpers

 

Johnathan Bumpers
Hometown: Alton, Illinois
Major: Accounting
Class Year: Junior
Student Activities/Interests: Track & Field

 

 

Viola Cipriani


Viola Cipriani

Hometown: Arezzo, Italy
Major: Sport Management & Marketing
Class Year: Junior
Student Activities/Interests: Women's Tennis Team Captain, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee,
and McKendree Media

 

Camilla Dias Lago de Fonseca


Camilla Dias Lago de Fonseca

Hometown: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Major: Marketing
Minor: Spanish
Class Year:
Sophomore

Student Activities/Interests: Women's Tennis



Delaney Howerton


Delaney Howerton

Hometown: Carterville, Illinois
Major: Special Education/Elementary Education
Class Year: Junior
Student Activities/Interests: Cheerleading

 



Anele Maplanka
Anele Maplanka

Hometown: Gaborone, Botswana
Major: Economics & Finance
Minor: Accounting
Class Year: Sophomore
Student Activities/Interests: Women's Tennis



Maria Salomao


Maria Vitoria Araujo Salomao
Hometown:
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Major:
International Relations
Minor: Management
Class Year:
Sophomore
Student Activities/Interests:
Women's Tennis



Kiaria Whittaker


Kiaria Whittaker
Hometown:
Mascoutah, Illinois
Major: 
Elementary Education
Class Year:
Sophomore
Student Activities/Interests: Phi Eta Sigma