The Tabor College Phonathon is here!
February 27-March 10, 2023
Thank you for your support of Tabor College & our students!
Why do we call alumni, parents, and friends?
We call alumni, parents, and friends because it is the single most effective way to reach the largest number of people in the shortest period, giving us a chance to bring alumni, parents, and friends up-to-date on events, news, and achievements. Calling emphasizes the importance of the Tabor Fund and its participation in it.
Why do we need to raise money?
Because the tuition students pay is only a fraction of the real cost of a year at Tabor College, we must turn to our alumni, parents, and friends. These gifts to Tabor provide direct support for scholarships, student programs, books, and the enhancement of academic programs.
How can my gift make a difference?
Your belief in Tabor shows by the simple fact that you’re contributing. This will keep our programs strong. Also, if you are an alum, the alumni participation rate is important because it is one of the measures used by U.S. News and World Report to rank institutions. By keeping Tabor’s ranking up, you’re adding value to the Tabor degree.
I like to decide an amount after receiving a pledge letter in the mail, why does the Phonathon need to know a specific amount over the phone?
Specifying an amount is encouraging to our student callers as it confirms your intention to support Tabor and allows them to see the progression in achieving our goal. You can always increase the amount you wish to give later.
Is it safe to give credit card information over the phone to a Phonathon caller?
Yes, we completely understand your concerns about credit card security. Our callers write down your information and it is given directly to our Donor Accountant where it is processed and your credit card is charged. Your credit card information is shredded and not stored or saved after it is processed so you will be asked for this information again every year.
What should I say when a student calls me?
This is an excellent opportunity to update us on any address, phone number, email, and life changes or to get updates on what is happening at Tabor all while making your gift to support student scholarships and departmental initiatives at Tabor. The student callers are also ready to share their stories as well.