Young Alumni Challenge: Double Your Gift to the Annual Fund

UArts Trustee Seymour Mandell and alumnus TJ Walsh BFA '07 (Graphic Design) challenge young alumni to support the Annual Fund

March 6, 2014

UArts Trustee Seymour "Sonny" Mandell is helping the University raise its fundraising bar once again by issuing a challenge to our young alumni donors with a little help from alumnus TJ Walsh BFA '07 (Graphic Design) [pictured above]. Thanks to a new challenge made by the Samuel P. Mandell Foundation, all gifts to the Annual Fund from those who graduated from UArts in the last 10 years will be matched one to one, doubling the value of their contribution.

When Walsh heard about the challenge, he put out a call to his fellow graduates asking them to step up and become the next generation of support for young artists today. Walsh serves as a member of the Alumni Council, with a focus on mentoring current students and engaging the school's alumni to maintain a connection to the University community. "UArts is where I learned how to be an artist, in every sense of the word. I am proud to give back to UArts in order to help continue the legacy of collaboration and support. I am eager to lend a helping hand to an artist I have not yet met, who is journeying along the same path I did 10 years ago."

The Annual Fund provides critical scholarship dollars to over 90 percent of our students as well as many of the services they need. This challenge will assist the University in its commitment to making sure that qualified, talented students are not turned away because of their financial circumstances.

Double the value of your contribution by making a gift today.

Contact Liz Saccardi, director of the Annual Fund, at 215-717-6141 for more information.

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