Here’s a Valentine’s Day greeting from Joan Iversen’s suffrage postcard collection. You can view some of her other postcards in this gallery. She collected these postcards over much of her retirement.
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Do you have someone on your gift list who’s really difficult to find the right gift for and who really appreciates meaningful gifts? Consider giving a gift that shapes the future and honors the legacy of a transformative teacher, Dr. Joan Iversen. Even gifts of $25 can make a difference — read this blog post to see why.
A link to a gift letter is provided, below, that you can download; it could be wrapped up in a box, placed in a stocking, or sent by email. And if you would like, we’ll even acknowledge your gift recipient online.
Just give to the scholarship in one of the two ways:
A letter that you can give to the recipient that describes the gift can be downloaded below. Two versions are provided, click on the link for the one that you want:
If desired, send an email to Nancy Smyth at smythnj at gmail dot com indicating that you would to have the name of your gift recipient listed in the donors section of the drjoaniversen.com website and describe how you want it listed (and if you want your name listed, too…see the two options below).
1) Gift Made in the Name of John Doe
2) Gift Made in the Name of John Doe by Your Name
Thanks for considering this creative approach to gift giving that also helps to make the world a better place.
I began a blog presence for this scholarship fund in a dedicated page on my own blog, Virtual Connections. However, several people had creative suggestions for periodic updates and content that would help convey who my mother was. As I thought more about doing this I realized the blog needed its own space, both to allow people to more easily follow scholarship blog updates, and for the readers of Virtual Connections to stay focused on the content themes that they chose to follow. So here begins this new blog, one dedicated to honoring my mother, Dr. Joan Smyth Iversen, through sharing recollections and building the scholarship that will continue her legacy.
I anticipate a two primary types of posts, those focused on scholarship fund updates, and others focused on sharing recollections. I hope the recollections will come from a wide range of people: former students, colleagues, friends, and family. Over time, some other ideas for post will probably unfold, as well.
~ Nancy Smyth