Winter 2017 La Roche Connections Newsletter

Christmas Greetings from the Office of Institutional Advancement

At this time of year, I like to count my blessings. Among the blessings for which I am most grateful are 1,043 of you, including 577 alumni, who made a donation to La Roche College in our most recent fiscal year. With your generosity, you have given the gift of education, which has the power to transform lives forever. What a priceless treasure you have given our students! On their behalf, I thank you. To all La Roche alumni, parents, and friends, we in Institutional Advancement wish you a very Merry Christmas and much happiness in the New Year!  
                                                    Mike Andreola
                                                    VP for Institutional Advancement

La Roche Donors Give $44,000 for Students Affected by Hurricanes

The La Roche community helped raise over $44,000 in support of our students whose families who have been harmed by the devastating hurricanes.  Money raised will be used to fund the students’ educational and living expenses this year.  Thank you for your inspiring generosity!  More info

Students Hold Fundraisers to Benefit Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico

La Roche students raised $8,000 for hurricane relief, by organizing multiple events including a donut sale, spaghetti dinner, and service auction.  Proceeds were donated to Brother's Brother Foundation and will be used to send supplies to storm victims in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

La Roche Student Making A Difference!

Nikole Scappe is a senior at La Roche with a dual major in marketing and management, President of La Roche's Marketing Club, and the driving force in organizing the recent hurricane spaghetti dinner and basket raffle fundraiser.  She's also been an advocate in the bleeding disorders community for over 10 years, and is currently the youngest member of The National Hemophilia Foundation Board of Directors.  Learn more about Nikole

Students Thank Our Donors During Annual Thanks4Giving

This past November, students took the time to share their gratitude during our second annual “Thanks4Giving” event.  Students filled out over 900 postcards expressing their heartfelt thanks which were sent to our donors over Thanksgiving break.  See pictures

La Roche Student Named Co-Recipient of Volunteerism Award

Junior Conner Hagins was recently presented with the Charlie Vizzini Volunteerism Award by Pennsylvania State Representative Frank Burns for his role in making the community a better place. Conner established his charity Cuddles For Kids when he was only 10 years old, and has donated more than 107,000 items valued at roughly $500,000 to children’s agencies around the world. Congrats Conner!  Read more


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