November 17, 2016
I have been working at Cincinnati State for over 4 years as the Assistant Director of Development (that means I am responsible for various fundraising initiatives at the College including the Annual Fund, student scholarships, special events etc.).
As a proud alumni of Cincinnati State (with many family and friends who have taken classes or obtained a certificate or degree) I can name SO many reasons why I choose to give to the Cincinnati State Foundation. At the top of that list would be affordable tuition. I worked hard to get my associates degree here, and my hard work led me to pursue and obtain a bachelors degree too...but getting a big student loan bill 6 months after graduation was more than just a wake up call. It took me 10 years to pay off my student loans.
The standard repayment plan for federal student loans puts borrowers on a 10-year track to pay offtheir debt, but research has shown the averagebachelor's degree holder takes 21 years to pay off his or her loans. (http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/data-mine/2014/10/07/student-loan-expectations-myth-vs-reality)
I am excited about the Cincinnati Magazine-Cincinnati Gives Challenge and the opportunity to share the work of the Cincinnati State Foundation and to encourage others to support Cincinnati State students and the Cincinnati State community.
Please make a contribution to Cincinnati State Foundation.
Your contribution will help provide scholarships, enhance the Cincinnati State experience, support the local community where our students co-op and our graduates live and work, and you will help to ensure access to a great education.
Donating is a great way to give back and making a difference just feels good.