It’s always a joy to gather for the Francis Marion Drake Society dinner. In the absence of being together in person, please sign our virtual guestbook with your greetings, a toast to Drake, or a message of encouragement to the Bulldog community.
Please note: Submissions can take up to 30 minutes to appear on the page. Please contact Cathy Williams, assistant director of signature programs, with questions at email@example.com.
Thank you for the chance to offer my kudos for a terrific way to "say" thanks toy PC members! Well done!
Becca R. Widmer
While many schools talk about transformative experiences and community commitment, Drake University is turning talk into reality. The bold vision, leadership, guidance, and action being taken across all areas of campus is inspiring and heartening. The fact that all of it is empowered by the generosity of a Drake community that believes so strongly in this mission and vision is breathtaking. Thank you to everyone supporting this extraordinary institution and the outstanding students who study here. Go Bulldogs!
Nicely done! It's so heart warming to continue to be part of the Drake Community.
Tim and Liz Tesar
Drake is such a special place for our family. We are so proud to see this virtual celebration take place in these challenging times. Go Bulldogs!
Watching campus updates like these remind me of why I am so proud to be a Bulldog. Drake has navigated the unique challenges of 2020 with their characteristic commitment to students and the community at the center. Thank you for this opportunity to get a glimpse into campus life!
What a fun way to engage donors! I miss my Drake fam dearly. Keep up the great work!! XO KK
Fun & simple way to express give and take of appreciation for our Drake experience
It is nice to see that Drake continues to be a bright spot in Des Moines, even while there is a pandemic.
Well done! I'm always impressed with the students and their poise and professionalism. So proud to be part of the Drake family.
Kelly and Michael Schnackenberg
So happy to see the updates and hear from students and faculty about the exciting changes happening at Drake!
It's so great to see all the amazing new things happening on campus, even though we can't be together this year. Cheers to better days ahead!
Thrilled to take part here virtually and to see the inspiring work of the students, faculty & leadership! The generosity of so many here on these pages makes the heart swell. And hats off to tenacity of the administrators and leaders finding creative solutions to these difficult times, so students can have the education for our future! My gratitude to all.
Congratulations! Thank you for putting this together. It's so nice to see all the amazing things Drake continues to do to transform students - especially during such a challenging time. Keep up the great work!
Sarah Swan Kleeberger
I enjoyed watching this video. It's especially energizing to see current students and learn more about Drake's relevant, important priorities. Go Bulldogs!
Michael J Bates
Well done! Proud to be a Bulldog!
Jeff and Liz Hatfield
Drake University has always been near and dear to our hearts. Thanks for reaching out!
I've never been more proud to be a part of Drake University. Thank you to everyone who supports our extraordinary University. It's great to be a Bulldog!
Cindy Brand Sale
Enjoyed seeing all the changes and progress being made at Drake. Proud to be a Bulldog!
What a wonderful way to celebrate and show off all of the amazing things happening on and around campus. Proud to be a Bulldog!
Thank you for this presentation. While missing getting together, this was a good way to bring us together for a shared experience. I am proud to be a Bulldog!
Elliott Woodbury '67, Maine
Meet the challenges of our times, on campus and afar! GO Drake!!
While many Universities ships are tilting, Drake University’s ship is upprite and sailing smoothly
Wow! So good to see and hear about all the good things happening at Drake. Especially proud of the students (staff did a nice job, too)! Thanks for putting this together-
Kenneth Kauffman - 1960
Best wishes to all . . .
So proud to be a part of this forward looking University!
Michael & Missy Wolnerman
As a Drake Alum, it is wonderful to see MY friends kids attending Drake now.
Ron & Linda Snow
Drake has played such an important part of who we are today. We are happy to provide support so others can have the same experiences we had at Drake and beyond. Go Bulldogs!
The pandemic has caused a great deal of uncertainty, unrest, and challenges. I am proud to see how the whole Drake community has handled the circumstance. It is a testament to the hard work, foresight, and pragmatism of its leadership, faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Proud to be a Bulldog!
Proud to be a Bulldog and can’t wait until we can all gather again safely!
Shelly Sayler Soorholtz
Thank you for the kind words and update! Happy to see the University adapting and continuing to move forward!! Looking forward to 2021!
I continue to be proud of my Drake roots and am glad I am able to give back.
I do miss not being able to see and talk to you all in person at the FMDS celebration. However, the video was great and I appreciate the update on all things Drake. Go Bulldogs!
Thank you for the virtual presentation. Very proud to be a Drake alumnus.
Barbara Minner Ford
Great to stay connected to an amazing University - especially during challenging times.
Nice presentation. 60 years ago I was a senior, and I remember my days on campus fondly. Drake's growth in all these decades just increases my pride in being a Bulldog.
It is wonderful to see all the of the progress and success captured in very well done "Toast" video. Let's continue to move towards that grand future. Go Bulldogs!
Koudos to the Drake family and community for their hard work and for staying the course during a difficult time. Always proud to be a Bulldog!
Russell Meals Jr.
Thank you for all the opportunities you create for us give to others to succeed, cheers.
Robert & Lisa Kropp
This site represents such great work, energy, and enthusiasm from so many in our Drake community. All in gratitude to the many generous donors. Go Bulldogs!
What a wonderful way to recognize the work of the University and share information with donors. The students are truly amazing. Lucky to be part of Drake!
Thank you for this inspiring and hope-filled video!
Ann K. McGowan
It's wonderful to see what is going on. I've avoided the area with the construction affecting the streets, so it great to see what's been happening. Awesome video!
Rich & Rose Anderson
Love seeing how Drake continues to innovate and move forward. And always fun to catch glimpses of campus. Go Bulldogs!
Kristin Abler Lay Schaefer
Thanks for the amazing update. Go Bulldogs!
Deni Druehl Naumann
Thank you for the virtual FMDS celebration - well-done! So proud to be a Bulldog!
Sarah & Tom Florian
Cheers to you, Drake University. You continue to lead in a transformative way. Grateful to the Drake students, faculty, staff, and community for their collective work in navigating this unique and challenging year.
As always Drake is leading the way. This was a timely update and I really appreciated the tour around campus as well as hearing from so many voices. Well done!