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Together, we shape the education and opportunities St. Ambrose offers students today, and for generations to come. Join us on their journey, and make their dreams a reality.
2022 SAU Day of Giving
We've got an Attitude of Gratitude for 858 donors and $193,338 raised! Thanks to all the alumni, faculty, staff, parents and friends for supporting our students and making the 2022 SAU Day of Giving a success!
There are few more rewarding ways to contribute to the St. Ambrose mission than by donating to student scholarships. Your gift, at any amount, will help fund an Ambrose education and experience.
Emily Harold '07 Annual Scholarship
Emily Harold ‘07 knew she wanted to attend St. Ambrose University after visiting her sister several times on campus. She also wanted a college close to home and SAU was the perfect distance from her hometown of Dubuque, IA. Emily graduated from St. Ambrose in 2007 with a degree in Computer Science, a minor in biology/chemistry and she created her own pre-veterinary program.
Emily was fortunate to graduate from SAU with no loans, thanks to the help of receiving the Presidential Scholarship. This scholarship covered all of her tuition.
"Receiving this scholarship changed the course of everything financially for me," said Emily. "I was able to save money, which helped me buy my first house and attend Veterinary School at Iowa State. I was able to come out of vet school with lower cost and was able to pay off my graduate school loans more quickly."
As a result of this, Emily wanted to give back to the university that set her up for such great success. She spoke with Sally Crino about setting up a scholarship for other pre-vet or biology students to help them reach their goals. Emily wanted to focus on pre-vet students, because she knew there were typically a smaller number of students in that program. "I know this could really benefit these students."
In May of 2021 Emily worked with Sally to set up the Emily Meyer Harold '07 Annual Pre-Veterinarian/Biology Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to one student annually. Emily said, "My hope is to grow the scholarship so it can be awarded to an additional new student each year.
Emily's advice to other young donors, is "every little bit counts. Giving towards scholarships is a way to make a big impact for students."
Brodie Ambrose, Director, Corporate Engagement
Margaret Babbitt, Director, Advancement Communications and Marketing
Terri Beutel, Assistant Director, Advancement Information Resources
Dan Haverkamp, Director, Development
Caroline Hughes, Donor Acknowledgement Lead
Lindsey Kennedy, Coordinator of Research and Prospect Management
Milissa Lamantia, Gift Lead
Elaine Quinn, Advancement Services Support Lead
Emily Rettler, Coordinator of Annual Giving and Data Analytics
Jim Stangle, Executive Director, Campaigns and Leadership
Megan Tarasi, Director, Annual Giving
Kristen Veto, Assistant Director, Donor Relations
Anne Gannaway, Acting Vice President
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