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Donor Profile: Maureen Raleigh Bihn ’79

Maureen BihnName:  Maureen Raleigh Bihn ’79

Education:  B.A. in Business Administration, Notre Dame College

Professional:  Manager, Ore Sales Administration, Cliffs Natural Resources, Cleveland

Honors:  2012 Notre Dame College Alumna of the Year

Gifts of Time to Notre Dame College:  15-year Member, Notre Dame College Alumni Association Board

Gifts of Talent to Notre Dame College:  Member, Board of Trustees

Gifts of Treasure to Notre Dame College:  Employer-matched Contribution, Annual Fund Donor, Capital Campaign Support, Athletics Fundraisers

 

I give forward because …
I give my time, talent and treasure to Notre Dame College because I am an advocate of Catholic education. I love Notre Dame and want to see the College continue so that others may have an opportunity to have the same experience and education that was I was afforded. In a way, my giving back is a thank you to the College for the great education I received and for the lasting friendships I made while attending the College.

I believe it is important for us to give time, talent and treasure to Notre Dame so that the College continues to provide a strong academic education that will meet the continuing challenges of the world yet still be affordable. When visiting the campus, you cannot help but notice the positive energy and enthusiasm of the students. These students are our future, and I consider it an honor to assist the College in any manner that will make sure these students’ dreams are realized. It is my hope that others will see the impact Notre Dame has made in the community and be willing to commit to support as well.

My employer matches gifts because …
My employer has always valued quality education and provides all employees the opportunity to double employee donations to education institutions through its matching gifts program. This shows me that my employer is committed to the community and realizes the importance of higher education. Companies that match employees’ donations show that the business community is interested in fostering higher education and supporting local colleges. Companies that provide matching donations are investing in a well-educated workforce that will benefit everyone.

You can give forward because …
When you make a gift to Notre Dame College, you are making an investment
in our community and our future. Matching grants from companies double the fundraising impact. Costs of higher education will continue to grow, so matching grant programs, if offered at your or your spouse’s place of employment, are a great source of generating additional funding for the College.