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Alumni, faculty, staff, and friends show strong support for Erskine on Day of Giving

Polly Jones, assistant to Erskine President Dr. Robert Gustafson, served as cheerleader for staff in their friendly competition with faculty.

The Chesnut Room and Annex in Belk Hall on the Erskine campus came alive with prayer, conversation, and laughter Wednesday, June 10, as Erskine College and Theological Seminary launched its second annual Day of Giving.

Socially distanced staff members and volunteers began phone calls and text messages at 10 a.m.

In addition to staff  from the Advancement and Alumni, Marketing and Communications, and Information Technology  teams, members of the Erskine community who assisted with the Day of Giving included First Lady Beth Gustafson; Head Men’s Basketball Coach Lee Sartor; Assistant Athletic Director for Recruiting and Athletic Chaplain Josh Chiles; and students Mikhayla Clothier, Kara Ridlehuber, and Sadie Bradley. A number of  faculty members and alumni created videos for use during the Day of Giving as well.

A friendly giving competition pitting faculty against staff was announced, with the winners to receive locally made doughnuts.

Gift challenges among alumni and friends continued throughout the day.

More than $115,000 was raised during this year’s Day of Giving.

Even if you missed the Day of Giving, it’s not too late to make a difference for Erskine! Join your friends and classmates in giving to Erskine today.

Josh Chiles was among the staff members who made calls for the Day of Giving.


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