The Art of Giving
A great example of alumni making a difference at MU and in their communities.
A Night of Cheer and Charitable Giving
The Rocky Mountain Tigers Alumni Chapter of Denver combined Tiger pride,
networking and giving back at their J-School Holiday Happy Hour on
December 13 . After the success of their last happy hour in June, the
board made it a biannual event- this time, adding a charity component.
Sara Adams, BJ ’07, was the coordinator of the happy hour and decided
that the event was a good opportunity for Tigers to support the less
fortunate in their area.
“I think the holidays are an important time to give back to our community and help those in need,” Adams said.
partnered with fellow alumnae Laura Graham to collect donations for the
Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver. Graham works as the Marketing
and Communications Coordinator for the Boys & Girls Club and said
she was thrilled to work with the Rocky Mountain Tigers in support of
the Care 4 Colorado Toy Drive.
“Throughout the year, the children Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro
Denver serve rely on their clubs for many things,” Graham said. “The
warm meal they get at the Club is the only food they may eat that night.
The same goes for the holiday season. For many, the gift they get at
their Club may be the only one they receive.”
In addition to being a chance to make a child’s holiday a little
brighter, Adams said the event, and others like it, are great
opportunities for Tigers in the Denver area to get to know each other
better and have some fun.
The events "provide opportunities for Mizzou alumni to meet fellow grads
and build upon both professional and personal relationships," Adams
said. "We all share a common love for Mizzou and pride for Mizzou’s
The Rocky Mountain Tigers plan on continuing the biannual happy hour
events and partnering with the Boys & Girls Club in the future.