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Fostering connection

Today’s True Blue philanthropists don’t need to make a huge commitment to make a difference. The White Coat Ceremony has been a tradition for pharmacy students at Drake since 1998. In 2007, Drake expanded on that tradition to enable pharmacy alumni to sponsor a coat for $50, and also include their business card in the pocket. The sponsorship is […]

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Championing Drake

Luke Frieberg, BS’08, GR’11, started becoming a force for Bulldog athletics even as a first-year student at Drake. The Bulldog soccer player and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee member came together with his soccer buddies to launch Spike’s Army, the student group that creates a high-spirited (and hopefully intimidating) presence during home court basketball games. After graduation Frieberg, a […]

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What a Difference a Day Makes

What a Difference a Day Makes

Drake alumni across the country joined together to share the Bulldog spirit and give back to their communities as part of the annual DU Good Day on Sept. 27, 2014. So what did this pack of tenacious Bulldogs accomplish?

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Welcome

Welcome

My colleagues have been referring to this edition of Drake Blue as “the philanthropy issue.” True, the word is liberally sprinkled throughout the feature well. Here you’ll find a current national snapshot that offers a glimpse of some noteworthy shifts and trends in U.S. giving. Then you’re invited to zoom in on familiar territory, to […]

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<em>distinctly</em>Drake Update

distinctlyDrake Update

Philanthropy Matters Philanthropy tells a powerful story of our collective and individual impact addressing a multitude of societal issues. The generosity of the human spirit advances the common good in so many ways—from significant gifts working to eradicate global diseases to small towns rallying around a struggling family; from a generous contribution to support innovation […]

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Chambers of Secrets

Chambers of Secrets

Mark Chambers is the man with all the keys—and all the access to Drake’s buildings and grounds. Since coming to Drake in the early-1980s, this multi-talented architecture aficionado has come to know Drake’s campus better than just about anyone. He first worked as chief electrician before becoming Drake’s HVAC and Electrical Department manager, then operations […]

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