Friday, August 28, 2015

Member Spotlight: Elizabeth Coley, Indiana State University

Fall Donaghy Day

In August 2011 incoming first-year students at Indiana State University participated in a large-scale day of service in Vigo County.  The annual event, Fall Donaghy Day, is named after Fred Donaghy, a 1912 graduate and former professor of life sciences at ISU.  This year 515 volunteers served at 60 non-profit organizations and contributed a collective 1,287 hours of service to the greater Terre Haute community.   The event was organized by the Center for Community Engagement in conjunction with the office of New Student Transition Programs, which provided student orientation leaders for each group of volunteers.  

As part of her involvement in the planning of Donaghy Day, graduate student Elizabeth Coley secured a Community Service Mini Grant from Indiana Campus Compact to offset costs of the service day.  Funds were used to purchase yard identification signs for the various service sites.  The signs allowed the bus drivers, Center Community Engagement staff members, and all volunteers to easily identify each of the community sites.  The signs served as a visual reminder of Indiana State University's history of service to the community.ISU_Fall_Donaghy_Day_2011_6

For more information about Community Service Mini Grants - click here

For Student service project resources - click here

For more information about Donaghy Day - click here

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Indiana Campus Compact is grateful to Lilly Endowment Inc. for significant funding in support of programs, training,and resources for our member campuses that allow them to deepen their commitment to community engagement and service-learning.