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Donor Advised Fund Gifts

Donor Advised Fund Gifts

Stephen Marsh (Creighton University '77)

Stephen Marsh (Creighton University '77)
Stephen Marsh (Creighton University '77)

Like a lot of Creighton alums, we had a Jesuit friend officiate our wedding. We met Rev. Ted Bohr, SJ, on a school trip to Mexico. The trip was one of the highlights of our time at Creighton. After graduating from Creighton, I was fortunate to continue my studies at Saint Louis University where I met several men of deep faith. I often arranged my schedule to attend Mass with Father Kavanaugh, S.J. and I often think of his sermons. The Jesuits have been a blessing to my life.

Alpha Sigma Nu serves as a good reminder the Jesuit message is alive and well. It is encouraging to read about the vibrant work being done at Jesuit schools. It's always fun to see Creighton and Saint Louis University featured, but I enjoy reading about the activities at all our institutions.

I see the promise in our Jesuit Honor Society and its members now and into the future. College students are not always shown in a favorable light today. I take great comfort when reading about the good works being done at Jesuit schools and it is so important to be reminded of the global reach of the Jesuits.

Faith calls us to action. This is especially true of the call to be generous — generous with money, but more importantly, generous with our time and talents. I believe we are called to be engaged in the world.

Amy L. Chouinard (Marquette '96)

Amy L. Chouinard (Marquette '96)

In Luke 6:38, Jesus says, "Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full." The missions for Marquette University and Alpha Sigma Nu share the value of serving others. Serving others is fulfilling Jesus' wish and this teaches us to give to others whether that is financially or with one's time and talents.

The values of Alpha Sigma Nu align with my own personal values of loyalty, scholarship, and service. It has been an honor to be acknowledged for my academic work at Marquette University and to be a part of this society with its rich history. As a student, I prided myself on excelling academically and challenging myself with difficult coursework. To this day, it is still very important to me to continue learning in my career as a speech pathologist and doing service through volunteering.

There are two phrases I remember learning while at Marquette University. First, while walking around Marquette campus as a student, I remember seeing the cornerstone of the St. Joan of Arc Chapel etched with A.M.D.G. (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam) meaning "For the greater glory of God." I also often remind myself of another phrase I learned while at Marquette, "cura personalis" or care of the whole person. Being reminded of these values in my life beyond Marquette and Alpha Sigma Nu remains important to me in my professional and personal life and my faith journey.


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