I began as an employee at LIU Post last September and work in University Advancement (i.e. fundraising) for the College of Management. I just read your last letter in The Pioneer and wanted to thank you for your service, creativity, professionalism, and plain old good journalism.
For me, presenting great young students and young alumni to our prospect pool of established alumni is critical. Prospects and donors see charitable giving as an investment –whether they give for scholarship, bricks and mortar, faculty development, athletics, or whatever. If the investment proves to have a solid ROI, the donor is happy and likely to invest again. Thank you for being an example of a great student and soon-to-be great alumni.
All my best to you, in your words, “in the real world.”