For many students, pursuing the dream of a college education is simply out of reach. Many lack the financial resources for tuition, books, housing and other expenses. This is the reality right now for students at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family. At the end of this fall semester on December 15, more than 50 students will be in jeopardy of not being able to return for the spring semester due to financial challenges.
Today, we are kicking off the “Gift of Dreams” campaign. This is a three-week campaign to raise $250,000 to allow 50 students to continue their education at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family. We are asking you to join us in this important endeavor!
The Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity have always ensured a large part of our mission to be dedicated to empowering and educating students to earn their degree in an environment grounded in the Franciscan Values of Community, Compassion, Peacemaking and Care for Creation. Many of our students are the first in their family to have the opportunity to even attend college. Currently, 62 percent of our full-time undergraduates are from low-income families. Too many brilliant minds are held back by the crushing reality of finances, but you can make a difference!
During this Christmas season, take a moment to reflect on the blessings you have been given, then consider the difference you can make for these 50 students. Your generosity will allow these students the opportunity to continue their dreams of earning a degree and also encourage them to become servant leaders within our communities and beyond.
Thank you for considering to join my wife, Carolyn, and I in giving a gift by December 31 to transform these 50 students’ lives and to keep their dreams alive!
Peace and All Good,
Robert B. Callahan, Ph.D.
“Through the grace of God and the donors at Silver Lake College, I was given the gift of a scholarship allowing me to pursue my passions, and that is a reality too precious to be priced.” - Silver Lake College of the Holy Family student
You can give the gift of a college education by giving online via our secure web portal, by mail, or by phone.
Attn: Tracy Milkowski, Vice President for Advancement
Silver Lake College of the Holy Family
2406 S. Alverno Road
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Tracy Milkowski, Vice President for Advancement
Silver Lake College of the Holy Family
We invite you to purchase an ornament at one of the following giving levels:
“You are the reason people like me are able to pursue their dreams and passions. Your dollars are not just numbers, they are the lifeblood of a young adult's academic and professional development. Without scholarships, I would not be able to thrive academically, professionally, and socially as I am now. Upon graduation, I know I will have received an exceptional education from Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, which gave me the tools and opportunities to be successful in my field.” - Silver Lake College of the Holy Family student
For Silver Lake College of the Holy Family students who are currently enrolled at the College.
All applications will be reviewed for consideration. Applications must be submitted by December 21, 2018 at midnight. Those receiving monetary awards will be notified by January 3, 2019. Upon notification, financial holds will be lifted and the recipient may register for spring classes. Recipients must register for spring classes to receive funds. Recipients may not drop classes prior to the add/drop date of January 19, 2019 or funds can be removed. Recipients of a Gift of Dreams Campaign grant will be asked to write a thank you letter. Thank you letters to donors of the campaign must be completed by February 15, 2019 or funds can be removed. Application questions may be directed to Janeen Meifert, Chief Financial Officer for Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, at firstname.lastname@example.org.