Marian University's Ancilla College (MUAC) celebrated the annual Changing Lives Scholarship Dinner on Thursday, September 22, at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, Indiana. Marian University President, Daniel J. Elsener, announced to the more than 250 attendees that MUAC had doubled last year’s fundraising efforts and raised $265,000 for the Changing Lives Scholarship Dinner in support of scholarships.
In addition to these efforts, university leadership was proud to announce two magnanimous gifts recently pledged from the Ardelean Stropki Family and from the Leep Family Foundation. “For the Ardelean Stropki Family and for the Leep Family Foundation to invest at such a generous level, it really reaffirms that the mission of Catholic higher education in northern Indiana is critically important and something that people want to support,” said President Elsener.
“It is with these investments in scholarship and the new Leep Family Nursing Skills and Simulation Lab that we can fulfill our commitment to service and transformation, explained MUAC chancellor, Joseph Heidt. “The students who benefit from the generous support of our donors will develop professionally, personally, and spiritually, and will positively impact our community as they enter the workforce.”
Marshall County resident, Todd Zeltwanger, who currently serves as the director of fund development for Cultivate Food Rescue and previously served as the vice president of development at Ancilla College for more than 10 years, was also recognized as the 2022 Ancilla Domini Legacy of Service Award Honoree.
President Elsener remarked that fundraising had already eclipsed $1.5 million dollars since July 1, 2022, and additional resources will be allocated for student scholarships, the renovation of the new Leep Family nursing skills and simulation lab, and future growth.