why i give

Mary Ellen Walker '80

Like a large percentage of Colby-Sawyer students, I was able to attend college through scholarships and financial aid. I believe these are not entitlements; they are instead an investment in a young person's future. As an alumna I feel an obligation to return the favor bestowed on me to the next generation. I know that what I give has a direct impact on improving the college. Every time I visit campus I see new improvements and I am proud to have contributed. Some alumni may hesitate to give a small donation, but every donation, no matter the size, helps a great deal. It makes me feel good to give back to an institution that has given so much to me.