why i give

Chris Houston-Ponchak '06

I give to Colby-Sawyer College because I had an excellent experience and I want others to be able to say the same. At Colby-Sawyer I met people that I think will be friends for the rest of my life. We regularly check in with each other to brag or complain about our attempts to enter the world of graphic design. I also had some wonderful professors, such as Bert Yarborough, who pushed me hard to do the best work that I could. And then there's the fact that I've been on the other side of the phone. As a student I worked for three years in the Annual Giving program, calling people on behalf of the college. I understand how hard it can be to get recent alumni to give. Now, I want to do what I can to help.