Sprinksing into action

Sprinksing into action
Photo by Charles Barry
by Jeff Gire |
Students come together to thank donors on the first annual “Sprinksgiving” event.
Thank you notes: Students sign a giant card thanking donors. Photo by Charles Barry

In Santa Clara University’s history, gifts from donors have founded schools, built libraries, and provided countless scholarships. This May, current students gathered on campus to celebrate this history of philanthropy during “Sprinksgiving.”

“The goal of Sprinksgiving is to make time for being thankful to our donors,” said Brenda Alba, a member of the Santa Clara Student Philanthropy Committee. “We want to show that we appreciate how generous they are.”

The day of the event, an enormous thank you card was placed in front of the Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center, and Orradre Library, which quickly filled with student signatures and messages to donors. Students shrunk their handwriting and craned their necks to find an open space, which just goes to show, if you’re Broncos at SCU, there’s a lot to be thankful for.

A video made at the celebration captures a taste of students’ gratitude and appreciation.

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Spring 2014

Table of contents

Features

Radiant house

Building a house for the 2013 Solar Decathlon. That, and changing the world.

Américas cuisine

Telling a delicious tale of food and family with chef David Cordúa ’04.

Lessons from the field

Taut and tranquil moments in Afghanistan—an essay in words and images.

Mission Matters

Carried with compassion

The Dalai Lama’s first visit to Santa Clara.

Farther afield

Building safer houses in Ecuador. Research on capuchin monkeys in Costa Rica. Helping empower girls in The Gambia. And this is just the beginning for the Johnson Scholars Program.

What connects us

The annual State of the University address, including some fabulous news for the arts and humanities. And the announcement of Santa Clara 2020, a new vision for the University.