September 01, 2022

by Cassidey Kavathas

Because the Class of 2026 settles into faculty life, the most recent era of the Bona household be part of collectively for scholarships for his or her friends.

All freshmen arriving in the course of the Welcome Days acquired a $1 invoice and have been requested to return the greenback as a symbolic donation to start their philanthropic relationship with the college.

Greenback contributed to 2 $300 scholarships that have been awarded to his teammates by way of a raffle drawing.

“Bona has been supported with alumni from day one, and it is vital to point out incoming college students how gifting might be,” stated Rachel Elser, assistant director of Annual Giving at St. Bonaventure. “By giving that greenback again, they develop into a part of SBU’s household of donors and assist their fellow classmates with scholarships.”

This 12 months’s scholarship recipients are Elliot Wilbur, a sports activities administration main from Olean, New York, and Amri Harvey, a psychology chief from Rochester, New York.

“I really feel so grateful and joyful,” Harvey stated. “It is a good factor we’re donating to one thing that actually issues and that helps different college students.”

amri harveyWilbur, like a few of his friends, briefly thought of taking the greenback however finally determined to donate it again.

“My teammates wished to go away $1 that they might put of their pocket for somebody to donate to a scholarship,” Wilbur stated.

Lately a greenback might not go so far as it was, however along with funding this class could make an enormous distinction.

“It is good to see that my fellow college students care sufficient to donate {dollars} and never take it for somebody who may have it,” Wilbur stated.

Giving again on this manner displays the Bonaventure spirit of neighborhood and is a superb introduction to the lifelong discovered household.

Harvey stated, “Giving means you help those that might not have as a lot as you or are attempting to provide again even when you do not have loads.”

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