Category Archives: Giving

ICT Art Day of Giving

2015 Art DOG campaign raises over $1 million

The 2015 ICT Art DOG (Day of Giving) campaign ends with a loud bark of gratitude.

Wichita Community Foundation President and CEO Shelly Prichard announced in an email to the supporting organizations, "It is with great pleasure that I report the total dollars raised for ArtDOG: $1,179,100. Thank you for all of your support."

The proceeds from this campaign will benefit arts in the Wichita area as well as contribute toward the Newman University art, theatre and music programs.

Wichita Circles Network

Silent Auction comes through for those in need

Newman University Staff Assembly's 15th Annual Silent Auction took place on Friday, April 17, 2015. To date, more than $2,300 has been collected from bid donations.

The proceeds from the auction will replenish the Hearts and Hands fund to $2,000 and the remainder will be donated to the Wichita Circles Network – Delano Site.

The People’s Choice Award for department baskets went to the Nursing and Health Sciences Department.

Newman University Director of Nursing Teresa Vetter, M.S.N. was the high bidder for the Advancement Department basket that held the surprise Ben Franklin $100 bill that was contributed by Newman University President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D.

The Newman University Staff Assembly would like to thank everyone for participating in this year's auction and looks forward to staging the auction again next year.

Art Day of Giving

ICT Art Day of Giving begins Friday

Newman University art students chalked the campus sidewalks depicting the ICT Art Dog to help promote this year's ICT Art Day Of Giving event.

Last year, donors helped raise over $7,000. This year, Newman University has set its goal at $10,000. With your help, the university can achieve this goal.

This charitable giving event was created for Wichita's nonprofit art organizations that provide education and artistic leadership to the public through production or exhibition of visual or performing art.

Wichita Art Day of GivingThe event gives Wichita art lovers the opportunity to give back to their favorite nonprofit organizations by making donations online at https://give.newmanu.edu or http://ictartdog.org on April 24, 12:01 a.m. through 11:59 p.m. The minimum donation is $10.

As a special Final Friday event, the Newman University Steckline Gallery will present “Two-Headed Beast” by Dustin Parker and Greg Turner as the eighth and final show of its 2014-2015 season. The Final Friday reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 24, and the exhibit will be on display through May 15. Both the reception and admission to the gallery are free and open to the public.

In addition, "Idiosyncrasy," artwork by graduating seniors Austin Solis, Gloria Esparza and Lisa Pleskan, will be on display in the Hallway Gallery just outside the Steckline Gallery.

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Newman recognizes donors at first ‘Beata Benefactors Banquet’

Million-dollar donors honored

More than 90 guests gathered in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center Nov. 5 to be honored for their support of Newman University at the inaugural Beata Benefactors Banquet, a special event designed to recognize and thank major donors to the university.

The event also served to formally announce three new giving societies at Newman, one of which honors donors of $1 million or more. The new societies are: Continue reading

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Newman University to stage Party on the Plaza Sept. 20 to raise funds for student scholarships

Newman University will present Party on the Plaza - Oktoberfest, from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, on Founders Plaza on the Newman campus at 3100 McCormick.

The Party on the Plaza has been held each year since 2010 and has rapidly grown in popularity to become the top fundraising event for Newman - annually generating approximately $125,000 for student scholarships. Continue reading

2014 Newman University Phonathon a success

Newman University Manager of Annual Fund and Prospect Research Alice Mannette sends out a big thank you to friends and alumni who answered the call during the Newman winter Phonathon.

"We raised just under $11,500 in less than three weeks!" Mannette said. "The students enjoyed talking with so many enthusiastic supporters. They love Newman and were excited to hear that you love it too." Continue reading

Art Day of Giving

Share your love for Newman Fine Arts through the Wichita Art Day of Giving

On Feb. 28 Newman University will take part in the Wichita Art Day of Giving. This charitable giving event was created for Wichita's nonprofit art organizations that provide education and artistic leadership to the public through production or exhibition of visual or performing art. Continue reading

Newman University students receive Forty & Eight nursing scholarships

Newman University nursing students Tabitha Attreau and Jared Hunsaker each received a $500 scholarship to continue their studies from Forty & Eight, an independent military veterans charitable organization.

Attreau, an El Dorado, Kan., native, and Hunsaker, from Wichita, received the Charles E. Bell Nurses Training Scholarship at a special ceremony at Newman Nov. 22. Continue reading

Newman University to stage Party on the Plaza-Oktoberfest Sept. 21 to raise funds for student scholarships

Newman University will present "Party on the Plaza - Oktoberfest 2013" as this year's annual fundraising and social event from 4:30 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21 on Founders Plaza, just south of the De Mattias Fine Arts Center on the Newman campus. The event is modeled on a German festival. All proceeds will benefit student scholarships at Newman University. Continue reading

Newman University students receive Forty & Eight nursing scholarships

Newman University nursing students Jessica Clark and Krista Norris each received a $500 scholarship to continue their studies from Forty & Eight, an independent military veterans charitable organization.

Clark, a Wichita native, and Norris, from Haysville, received the Charles E. Bell Nurses Training Scholarship at a special ceremony at Newman Nov. 26.

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Anonymous donors honor Father Emil Kapaun with scholarship for Newman University Campus Ministry students

Anonymous donors recently made a gift of $75,000 to create a scholarship for students involved in Campus Ministry at Newman University, and to honor the life and work of Father Emil J. Kapaun, the Kansas-born Catholic priest and Army chaplain who died in a North Korean prisoner of war camp in 1951.

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