|Ledford named November Volunteer of the Month
RELEASED: November 21, 2001
DANVILLE, KYAided by some advice from a friend, Anne Ledford and the sisters of Tri Delta sorority helped raise more than $3,500 for the St. Jude's Hospital Children's Cancer Research Center.
For her efforts, Ledford has been named Centre College's Volunteer of the Month for November.
Ledford, philanthropy chair for Tri Delta and a sophomore sociology major from Danville, got the idea for a Mystery Dinner Theatre from a friend. It was more work than anticipated, but well worth the effort, she said.
"It appealed to me because I like plays," said Ledford, who participated in drama while a student at Boyle County High School. "I was looking for something that was fun and a little different."
"Black Eyes, Blue Eyes, and Private Eyes," was held at Centre's Carnegie Club. The "whodunit" also offered a three-course meal during the show, and featured a silent auction of items donated from the community, Centre parents and Centre alumni.
Ledford said nearly 80 percent of the Tri Delta chapter was involved in some fashion.
Ledford, the daughter of Jerry and Pamela Ledford of Danville, said a car wash and other donations also helped raise money for the cause.
Those funds will go to St. Jude's Up-Till-Dawn program. Centre students are encouraged to get involved in the program. For more information, contact Centre student Ashley McGinnis.
Ledford has been active in other volunteer efforts. Before attending Centre, she helped work on the Habitat for Humanity house in Danville that's billed as "The House the Veeps Built" as it was the first Vice Presidential debate-related campus event at Centre College in 2000.
The college launched the volunteer award program to show appreciation to the many students who provide service to the local community. Each year, around 60 percent of all Centre students become community volunteers. The college encourages voluntary service by planning a community service day each year for all first-year students. Trina McFarland serves the campus as director of volunteer service.
Kentucky's highest ranked national institution, Centre is listed by U.S. News and World Report among the country's top 50 national liberal arts colleges. Centre leads all colleges and universities in the percentage of alumni who give annual financial support.
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