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Ancilla College Holds Annual Donor Recognition Dinner

October 11, 2011

10/12/11 Ancilla College hosted its annual Donor Recognition Dinner on October 6, located in Cana Hall on the campus of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Ministry Center in Donaldson.

Over 150 of the College’s most generous donors were on hand as Ancilla College President Dr. Ron May presented Charles Weaver with the Ancilla Award.

The Ancilla Award, initiated in 1975, is Ancilla College’s highest award and honors someone who has shown distinguished community service and who has been a loyal and dedicated supporter of Ancilla College.

Nearly 60 Lampen Award Honorees, many of whom were in attendance, were recognized on the evening for having each donated $1000 or more in the past fiscal year.

Betty Chesak, former president of the Ancilla Alumni Association, was presented with the Sr. Mary Dolores Outstanding Alumni Award.

All in attendance were treated to a catered dinner by Christo’s Banquet Center.

“The Donor Recognition Dinner provides Ancilla College an annual opportunity to thank the individuals, corporations, and foundations that have made generous financial gifts in support of the College’s mission,” said Dr. May.  “We take the opportunity the dinner provides to encourage interaction between the students, who are the direct beneficiaries of the donor’s generosity, and the donors.  Feedback I’ve received in recent years from the donors indicates dialogue with the students is one of the highlights of the evening.

“The College could not fulfill its mission without the ongoing financial support of donors.  On behalf of our students, I want to thank each one of them.”

According to College representatives, over $400 was raised for Community Services of Starke County at the Donor Recognition Dinner.  There was also 15 pounds of food donated.

Ancilla College is a Catholic, two-year, co-educational, liberal arts college in Donaldson, Indiana sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ.

Sr. Mary Dolores Outstanding Alumni Award honoree Betty Chesak and Ancilla College President Dr. Ron May.

 Ancilla College President Dr. Ron May and Ancilla Award honoree Charles Weaver.