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There is something special about the University of Mount Union.  Students and alumni alike describe it as a sense of community and belonging – a place where bonds are formed, and dreams come true.  It is hard to put into words, but it can only be made possible by the incredible, supportive community all over campus and throughout the entire Purple Raider family.

Mount Union relies on its alumni and friends to help keep this feeling alive and to continue a long tradition of excellence by asking them to give back in a variety of ways.

Can we count on your support?

Your Gift Makes a Difference

When you make a gift to the University of Mount Union, you create opportunities for today's students to succeed. The profound impact your support has on Mount Union can be seen across campus in our state-of-the-art facilities, the energy in the classroom as professors share their expertise with eager students, and the excited smile of each new graduate as they embark upon a life filled with meaning and responsibility in their communities around the world.

Our Purple Raiders can look forward to a brighter and more vibrant future because of the support of our alumni, parents, employees, and friends. YOU make a difference!

The Bottom Line?

Your gifts change lives and help prepare students for fulfilling lives, meaningful work, and responsible citizenship, all while allowing them to concentrate on their education and helping keep Mount Union an affordable option for generations to come.

On behalf of our students, faculty, and staff, we are deeply grateful to everyone who chooses to give back their time, talent, and treasure to invest in today’s Purple Raiders, the leaders of tomorrow. 

Opportunities to Give Back

There are many ways to make an impact on the University of Mount Union and its students. Consider the following:

Ways to Give Back

  1. Get Involved
  2. Support Current Students
    • Share your expertise with students in the classroom, create or identify a job or internship experience for a student or recent graduate with the Office of Career Development, or utilize your own special skill set to mentor students or further advance the University.
    • Contribute consistently with an annual gift to The Mount Union Fund or another area about which you are passionate, and share your love for Mount during Raiders Give.
  3. Leave a Legacy
    • Support for the Inspiring Minds, Transforming Lives campaign with an endowed scholarship or faculty position, another named fund, or a named building or classroom on campus.
    • Leave a lasting legacy with a planned gift, such as including Mount Union in your estate plans, setting up a donor-advised fund, or establishing a gift annuity or trust.
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    1972 Clark Ave., Alliance, OH 44601

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Raising A Song of Praise to “Dear Old MUC”

Loren Veigel ’75 was born to make music. After following his passion to Mount Union and enjoying a long career sharing his gift with high school students, he is grateful for the many experiences his education has afforded him. Today, he’s building a beautiful harmony between his two loves – music and Mount Union – by creating a lasting legacy to support future students.

Born and raised in Massillon, Ohio, Loren fell in love with music as a young child. He remembered, “A woman advertising piano lessons visited our school in third grade. I rushed home and shared the flyer with my mother who was shocked! Unbeknownst to me, my grandmother had arranged to have a piano delivered for us that very same day.”

In addition to piano, Loren added the organ to his repertoire in high school. During his junior year, Loren’s organ teacher introduced him to Arthur “Art” Lindstrom at Mount Union. “I spent a day on campus,” he recalled, “and the rest is history!”

Although Loren’s dad was a steel worker and family resources were limited, Loren was settled on Mount Union as his first and only choice. “I knew Mount was the school for me, and they were able – as they do – to find the scholarships I needed to make it possible.”

At Mount, Loren also participated in band and choir. He reminisced about several inspirational figures, including Dr. Cecil “Pop” Stewart, Dr. Carl Kandel, Art and Ruth Lindstrom, and Dr. Bruce Browne, who made his time on campus so impactful. Perhaps his favorite experience, however, was the opportunity to travel with the choir. “Our senior year, we toured through Europe, and it was like an infection!” he exclaimed. “I knew I would do whatever it took to go back someday.”

Upon graduation, Loren began his career as a music educator. He directed choirs at several high schools across Ohio, completed his master’s degree, and eventually retired after 15 years at Massillon Washington High School. He introduced travel to those choirs as well and has been on nearly 30 European tours over the years. He shared, “I believe so much in the bonding that happens between students on those trips. There’s nothing like it.”

Once retired from teaching, Loren took up a “second career” coordinating choir tours for schools all over the country. To this day, he arranges Mount Union’s International Choir Tour. “It’s an honor because there are a lot of people who would be glad to help, but it is a joy to have been around since the very beginning,” he said.

After many wonderful years of teaching and traveling, it all comes back to Mount Union. “For so many of us,” he explained, “we wouldn’t have had the lives we’ve had without Mount – it’s very emotional for me how special of a place Mount really is.” 

The Diamond Circle

The Diamond Circle celebrates an extraordinary group of investors who share a similar vision, passion, love, and honor for Mount Union through a lifetime of philanthropic dedication and involvement. This leadership giving society recognizes the loyalty of Mount Union’s most generous benefactors who have made lifetime gifts totaling $1 million or more. It is the profound commitment of Diamond Circle members that enables the University to not only sustain an enduring legacy of excellence, achievement, and pride but also help lay the foundation for what Mount Union will become in the future.

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