Thursday, October 1, 2015

Give thanks!

Students,
As many of you know, BYU has been fundraising for a new engineering building. We have an opportunity to thank a particular group of donors that has been instrumental in getting us closer to our $80 million goal. We would like to provide each member of this group with a personal thank you note from a student. These individuals have made a significant sacrifice to invest not only in a new engineering building, but in you, our students. If you will take a few moments to reflect on your BYU experience and compose a note of appreciation, I believe it will be very meaningful to our donors.
Sincerely,
Alan R. Parkinson
Dean, Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology 

As you compose your letter, please consider the following: Many individuals in this group have given more than a million dollars to the new engineering building. Most of these donors are not engineers, but they love the mission of BYU and wanted to support students in any way they could. They believe that they are not just building a building, but building students.

  • This should not be a generic "thank you", it should be personal.  Tell the donors a little about yourself. How do you personally feel about their donation? 
  • What does this kind of investment and support mean to you as a student?
  • How has your education in this college helped you to cultivate and develop your dreams?
  • How has your engineering & technology education prepared you to serve, influence and/or lead others?
You can submit your note at the following link. http://www.et.byu.edu/give-thanks
 Also there is a writing party to write all the submitted notes. It'll probably be from 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm. Refreshments are provided. Location will be announced soon. Watch this post for more info.

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