Donor & Student Profiles

Giving to The Rockhurst Fund

Gifts to The Rockhurst Fund touch the lives of thousands of Rockhurst University students each year. The reasons and motivations why people give are as unique and varied as the donors themselves. Read on and meet some of our supporters and learn about a few of the many amazing Rockhurst students influenced by the generosity of our donors.

Donor/Student Stories
Claire Minnick, ’16
Hometown: St. Louis
Majors: Nursing and Spanish
Extracurricular activities: VOICES for Justice, Christian Life Communities, Retreat on the Rock leader, Contemporary Ensemble, Phonathon, Rockstar Program, Alpha Sigma Alpha.
“Rockhurst has become a faith family for me, not only through my involvement in different organizations, but through the conversations I share in daily. What a beautiful thing it is to walk across the quad and always see at least one or two familiar faces. I would not be here without the generosity of donors.”
Nickie Lee, ’06
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Major: English
Since graduation: Earned her MPA from the University of Kansas and is now a budget analyst for the City of Olathe, Kan.
“I was lucky enough to earn a Trustees Scholarship which provided me with a full-ride to Rockhurst. As an alumna, I look back and see that I left Rockhurst with more than a degree. The experience helped me discover my own potential.”
Andrew (Drew) Higgins, ’15
Hometown: St. Louis
Major: Accounting
Extracurricular activities: Delta Sigma Pi, Phonathon and intramurals.
“Every dollar is needed and makes a difference. As a donor, you’re contributing to the quality education and student experience Rockhurst offers. For me, it’s been the personal attention from each faculty member that has helped me succeed.”
Aretha Johnson, ’15
Hometown: Houston
Major: Undecided
Extracurricular activities: Student Activity Board and Rockhurst Players, part of the University’s theater department.
“Coming from out of state, it has been easy for me to make friends here. If it wasn’t for my scholarship, I wouldn’t be in this wonderful city at this wonderful university looking to make a difference in the world.”
Zach Loeffelholz, ’15
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Majors: Biochemistry with a Spanish minor
Extracurricular activities: Rockhurst baseball, Pre-Med Scholars Program.
“Gifts to Rockhurst are essential. They help keep this unique tradition and student experience alive.”
Marissa Murphy, ’15
Hometown: St. Louis
Major: Undecided
Extracurricular activities: Student Senate, Student Ambassador, Phonathon, and Christian Life Communities.
“Your gifts go toward a student experience unlike any other. An experience that’s focused on learning, leadership and service.”
Allison Streich, ’14
Hometown: Waseca, Minn.
Majors: Math and Physics of Medicine
Extracurricular activities: Christian Life Communities, Relay for Life, Student Athletics Activity Council, and women’s basketball.
“By giving to Rockhurst, you are furthering the opportunity to pass along a great education for the next generation of leaders. You’re also providing students with a chance to refine their skills to make a difference in the world after graduation.”