The Power of Legacy Stories: A Daughter’s Love

Here’s a compelling story capturing the impact of alumni legacy stories. Famous or not, alumni of our institutions have life stories to tell, and facilitating that as part of the cultivation and/or stewardship phases for that alumnus/alumna and his/her family can be very powerful. I’ve had the great fortune to be a part of discovering and sharing some amazing legacies in my work, and significant gifts to the institutions in questions have resulted from that process.

As a genealogy nut I’m particularly fond of this type of work, but this is a must for any development professional.

The Power of Legacy Stories: A Daughter’s Love


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One Response to “The Power of Legacy Stories: A Daughter’s Love”

  1. Norma Cameron, CFRE February 24, 2012 9:50 am #

    Hi Paul, Thank you for your kind comments about this story. Like you, those who have made the leap and experienced both the joy and success related to spending time listening and gathering legacy stories, can’t help but carry these stories with them. It’s both a pleasure and privilege. Cheers, Norma

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