This year, the Student Leadership Team wanted to create a campaign that would give back to students in each region. NIRSA offers so many opportunities and we knew we wanted to create something that would allow us to reach as many students as possible. We developed “Give to Grow,” a campaign designed to raise enough money to fund seven scholarships (one for a student from each region) to attend NIRSA 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Student Leadership Team has received a $750 donation from an anonymous donor. This NIRSA member has challenged the SLT and NIRSA members to match their donation for the “Give to Grow” campaign. The donor will be present at the Student Member Connection Meeting taking place Monday, February 18 at 10:30am at NIRSA 2019 to speak to why they donated to “Give to Grow” and to challenge the members to make their contributions.

The SLT has been working hard promoting our “Give to Grow” campaign while reaching as many students as we can throughout our term. We want to give back to our students and continue to let their voices be heard throughout NIRSA, giving them opportunities to learn more about NIRSA and what this association has to offer. We hope that you will choose to be a part of our “Give to Grow” campaign!

In order to make sure your donation goes to this campaign, once on the donation page scroll down and select “Yes” for “Is this Donation a tribute?” Then type in “SLT” in the ‘Name’ field. This will ensure that your donation goes to the correct campaign. View the video below to see exactly how to make your donation to the campaign!

Zack Sephton is currently the Student Marketing Supervisor, Facility Supervisor, and a Fitness Instructor at the University of Windsor. He is the NIRSA Canadian Student Leader. DeVanee Lasley is currently the Development & Special Events Graduate Assistant at the University of Nebraska. She is the NIRSA Region V Student Leader.