Why I Give - Cassie Gerhardt

Sara Mata, NASPA IV-W Foundation Ambassador

November 20, 2017

NASPA Region IV-W is thankful to our NASPA Foundation Diamond Club members! Leading up to the National Day of Giving on November 28th, we will be featuring a regional member as they share their reason for why they give.

Featuring Cassie Gerhardt, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Students at the University of North Dakota

I joined NASPA during my first semester of graduate school in 1996 and since then, NASPA has become a professional home for me.  Over the years, the resources and learning experiences that membership in NASPA has afforded me have been invaluable to my professional growth and development.  The network of colleagues I have met and the relationships I have developed have proven to be invaluable to me both personally and professionally.  It is difficult to calculate the many benefits I have received through my involvement in NASPA over the years. 

 It is because of all that NASPA has provided me that I choose to give to the NASPA Foundation.  By supporting the NASPA Foundation, I know that I am supporting colleagues and initiatives that will contribute to the advancement of our profession.  I am grateful for the many ways that my NASPA friends and family have supported me over the past 20 years.  I hope that through my service as a NASPA volunteer and my gifts to the NASPA Foundation I am able to ‘pay it forward’ to those who will serve the next generation of college students.

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