Students Thank a Cardinal For Giving to Wesleyan

On Feb. 21, staff from University Relations and the Red and Black Society hosted Thank a Cardinal Day in Usdan University Center.

On Feb. 21, the student group, the Red and Black (calling) Society and staff from University Relations hosted Thank a Cardinal Day in Usdan University Center.

Students had an opportunity to write brief thank you notes to alumni, parents and friends who’ve made gifts to Wesleyan. Many of these gifts support financial aid.

Students had an opportunity to write brief thank you notes to alumni, parents and friends who’ve made gifts to Wesleyan. Many of these gifts support financial aid.

Ava Grob '20 writes her thank you note.

Ava Grob ’20 writes her thank you note.

Tuition dollars at Wesleyan cover 2/3 of the cost of a Wesleyan education, so students rely on the gifts to supplement their educational costs. Pictured is Olivia Cai '19.

Olivia Cai ’19.

Fred Ayres ’17 wrote, “Thank you so, so much for your gift! You’re making a Wesleyan education possible for me.”

Fred Ayres ’17 wrote, “Thank you so, so much for your gift! You’re making a Wesleyan education possible for me.”

David Sneed ’17 “Thank you so much for your donation! As a student here, trust me when I say we notice the changes that take place on campus because of generous alum(ni) like you!”

David Sneed ’17 “Thank you so much for your donation! As a student here, trust me when I say we notice the changes that take place on campus because of generous alum(ni) like you!”

More than 200 notes were collected. (Photos by Olivia Drake)

More than 100 notes were collected. (Photos by Olivia Drake)