GIVE BERRY STUDENTS THE GIFT OF OPPORTUNITY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
This time of year, we reflect on the many things we have to be grateful for — our family, our friends and the gift of opportunity Martha Berry first provided more than a century ago. Today, you can help to continue her legacy by supporting a crowdfunding project that will change the lives of students.
From helping student educators prepare 3-year olds for kindergarten, to supplying bees for a student enterprise, your crowdfunding gift will continue Berry's mission. Plus, we're excited to announce that for all gifts of $5 or more, donors will receive the new collectible Always Berry horse magnet!
Help continue the success of BCIL mentoring
Support the Gordon and Joyce Carper Integrity in Leadership Mentoring Program
Equip the Golf Teams to Improve Performance
Help Provide a Golf Simulator for Berry Vikings Golf Training and Practice
Support the Creation of Eden’s Garden
Help Establish a Garden in Memory of Eden Muina (24c)
Support Aspiring Educators with the Jackie McDowell Scholarship
Continue Jackie McDowell's Legacy with the Next Generation of Berry Teachers
Help Equip Students for Success in Science
Provide Three New Microscopes for Animal Science & Biology Labs
Annual Fund | Winter 2021
Your Gift to the Annual Fund will Support Student Work and Scholarships, Making the Dream of a Quality Education Possible for Our Students
Support the South Rome Early Learning Center
Help Provide a Better Start for Three-Year-Olds in South Rome
Bzzz: More Bees, Please!
Help the Berry Bees Student Enterprise Acquire More Hives and Expand Product Line
Save a Student Scholarship | Winter 2021
Help Berry Students Facing Emergency Financial Crises Stay in School and Graduate on Time
MAKE A GIFT OF $5 OR MORE TO RECEIVE THE ALWAYS BERRY HORSE MAGNET!
From helping student educators prepare 3-year olds for kindergarten, to supplying bees for a student enterprise, your crowdfunding gift will continue Berry's mission.
Plus, we're excited to announce that for all gifts of $5 or more, donors will receive the new collectible Always Berry horse magnet!
Mark your calendars for these events!
Viking Valentines: Alumni Chocolate Tasting with Theo Chocolate
Friday, February 11
7 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET
Join fellow Berry alumni and friends for a 60-minute, virtual, interactive chocolate tasting to celebrate the season of love - and chocolate - with the Chocolate Experts at Theo Chocolate!
Virtual Young Alumni Partner Program (YAPP) 2022
Saturday, February 19
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET
Current Berry seniors and alumni who graduated between 2012 and 2021 are invited to join us on Saturday, February 19, for a virtual networking event. Current students will be matched 1-on-1 with alums and will have the opportunity to discuss, prepare for and reflect on life after Berry.
Your Gift of Opportunity is Changing Lives
Erika Becerra Gutierrez had a deep desire to do something meaningful with her life, but while her family was loving and supportive, they didn't have the means to help her pay for college.
Determined to live out her dream, the first-generation college student spent her first two years at Berry commuting five days a week, driving nearly an hour each way. She also worked 20 hours a week at a local grocery store to supplement her financial aid. When an already tenuous situation became impossible due to a pending family move and other financial difficulties, additional scholarship support changed everything.
Empowered by the generosity of others, the hardworking communication major
finally was able to take full advantage of the experience-rich education Berry provides
as a full-time member of the college's caring, nurturing community. Now a senior,
Erika can point to involvement in the Berry College Forensics Union, the Berry Center
for Integrity in Leadership, Emerging Leaders and Lambda Sigma Honor Society as
key stepping stones in her journey toward graduate school and an eventual career in
student affairs. One day, she hopes to offer other students the same type of guidance
and encouragement she found at Berry. All this because alumni and friends like you
chose to give.
“Without the support of my donors, a college education would have been completely impossible for me. I still am amazed thinking of every way my life has been touched by their help!”
- Scholarship recipient Erika Becerra Gutierrez
Give Berry Students the Gift of Opportunity this Holiday Season
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Updated January 4, 2022