Centre alumni invited to participate in bicentennial social media, service campaign

Centre College, established in 1819, is celebrating its bicentennial this year, and to help recognize Centre’s past achievements and to look ahead to for another 200 years of service, the alumni and development office has several days of fun activities planned in an effort to collect 1,819 gifts. Each day, between Wed., Jan. 16 and Mon., Jan. 21, Centre will salute a different hallmark of the College’s success, culminating in the Centre Service three-day weekend with alumni, both nationally and internationally, hosting service projects.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16 – Wish Centre a Happy Birthday: Visit gifts.centre.edu to send a birthday gift, then alumni and friends are encouraged to use #Centre200 on one of the Centre Alumni links at the bottom of this page to share their favorite pictures and memories of Centre, as well as personal birthday messages.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 – Celebrate Centre’s academic excellence: Throughout the day a friendly competition will be waged between Centre’s majors to see which one can bring in the most gifts. Today, all donations by alumni at gifts.centre.edu will count toward their major. The winning major gets $1,000, and some lucky donors may even get a call from a treasured professor.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18 – A quality education for everyone: Centre remains dedicated to providing scholarships and support that allow students from all backgrounds to enjoy the Centre Experience. On this day, explore the numbers behind Centre’s scholarships and financial aid. Check in on social media throughout the day to meet some extraordinary students who will change the world thanks to aid made possible by generous private gifts, then make a gift to support scholarships at the College.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 – Around the world in 24 hours: Check social media channels today to learn how much the study abroad program has grown, and post pictures and memories from your time abroad.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20 – To be in college again: Alumni are invited to share their favorite homecoming, Greek life, performance or athletic event memories, then make a gift to the organizations that made life outside the classroom at Centre so rich.

MONDAY, JANUARY 21 – Lives of learning, leadership and SERVICE: To mark both MLK Day and Centre’s long-standing commitment to giving back, the week of celebration closes with service. Throughout the three-day weekend, Centre alumni are hosting service projects around the nation, as well as one in South Africa. Alumni and friends are encouraged to find a project near them and help out for a few hours. Pictures from these projects, as well as past Centre service projects, will be shared throughout the day. Help celebrate Centre’s bicentennial birthday and position the College for another amazing 200 years by helping raise 1,819 gifts by January 21!

Use #Centre200 for your bicentennial campaign posts and follow along on social media.

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by Cindy Long
January 15, 2019

By |2019-01-15T14:03:55+00:00January 15th, 2019|Alumni, Bicentennial, News|