Giving Back and Paying it Forward

Giving Back and Paying it Forward

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The Inner Circle accounts for over half of all funds raised for Wagner College.

There is no such thing as a self-made man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and our thoughts, as well as our success.”

Often we lose sight of the individuals who have contributed to who and where we are in our lives. I can’t help but think of my four years at Wagner and the faculty and staff who were the Wagner Experience. Belle Johnson, in Admissions, welcomed me to campus and the Biology and Psychology faculty were the foundation of my education. Dr. Yarn’s sense of humor livened every lecture; while Dr. Ruark-Hazen’s humble nature complemented her brilliance. Dr. Bock’s enthusiasm for her discipline was matched by her compassion for her students. I would be remiss not to mention Dr. Kapostins, the personification of the phrase, “a gentleman and a scholar.”

The above individuals represent just a few of my Wagner influences and are the reasons I support Wagner.

Who are yours? Dr. Kramer, Dr. Raths, Dr. Rohrs, Richard Gaffney, Dr. Kendris, Gary Sullivan? The list goes on.

I encourage you to join me as a member of the Inner Circle by giving a gift of $1,500 or more to honor the faculty who might have “spoken one word 

of encouragement to us” and “entered into the make-up of our character and our thoughts, as well as our success.”  Wagner continues to create an environment in which students and faculty forge close relationships. Its students, current and future, will continue to be inspired and encouraged by their professors as I was during my days at the College.


Harold Theurer '79
Chair of the Inner Circle

Your gift is not only a confirmation of Wagner’s personal impact in each student but also is a vote of confidence in the great educational experience the College continues to provide for its students.

 Thank you for your continued support of Wagner College.

Harold Theurer ‘79

Chair of the Inner Circle

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