Olivia Wolfe, class of 2018, had already decided to attend Bloomsburg when she received word that she had been awarded the C.H. Burgess Scholarship. Her mother is a BU alum and her sister will complete her undergraduate degree at BU this summer, so it was a natural choice. Still, the cost of a college education had her worried, so she was especially grateful for the award.
Students took opportunity to thank all those who support BU during the recent “Thank a Donor Day.” The day is designed to educate students about the importance of philanthropy by demonstrating the difference it makes to their educational experiences. It also emphasizes the importance of thanking donors for their generosity.
Nearly 100 scholarship donors and recipients gathered Sunday for the annual Scholarship Luncheon, an event designed to gives donors and recipients a chance to meet and get to know one another. It is also an opportunity for recipients to express their gratitude for the support they receive and to show BU benefactors the impact of their generous gifts.