You care about the opportunities available for students to get involved at Creighton University. You understand that what takes place outside of the classroom can be just as important as what occurs inside of it. When you give to the Parent Fund at Creighton, you help the University provide the many student opportunities that make up the Creighton experience, such as activities, clubs, organizations and service opportunities.
To give to the Parent Fund, you don’t have to be a parent of a Creighton student. You could be a grandparent, a friend or share any other type of connection to a Creighton student—past or present. You could also make a donation to the Parent Fund in honor of a loved one or someone special in your life.
You can make a one-time gift, divide your gift into several payments or establish an ongoing, automatic gift payment. Giving to the Parent Fund is easy: Simply complete this online form.
Maegan and Kurt Heiland of Arizona have been members of the Creighton family since their oldest daughter, Madeline, started attending the University in Fall 2012. Their daughter, Claire, embarked on her Creighton journey last year.
“We love that Creighton offers challenges in an atmosphere that is both academically rigorous and spiritually nurturing,” Megan says. “Through unique opportunities inside and out of the classroom, our daughters have transformed into intellectually accomplished, self-confident young women able and eager to contribute in meaningful ways to their communities.”
In addition to coursework, their daughters have participated in research and worked as a teaching assistant. They have enjoyed intramurals and Greek Life while serving as Welcome Week orientation leaders. Off campus they have volunteered for the Campus Kitchen, serving meals to underprivileged families in Omaha and spent a fall break in Chicago, living with and serving a parish community there.
To be a Creighton student is to belong—to be responsible for yourself and for others, Megan and Kurt say.
“Our daughters are known to their professors and advisors and are well-loved by their close friends from all over the country. We credit this warm and welcoming culture at Creighton for minimizing—at least emotionally—the 1,000 miles that separate our family between Arizona and Nebraska.”
They believe that what sets a Creighton education apart is the University’s strong commitment to the Jesuit tradition of shaping men and women for others.
“In the same way, Kurt and I feel a responsibility to give back to Creighton so others can experience the kinds of intellectually and spiritually fulfilling experiences our daughters have. We believe in Creighton’s mission and we are committed to acting on that belief through our gifts to the Parent Fund.”
Madeline has been accepted into the University of Arizona College of Medicine. In Fall 2016, the Heilands’ son, Luke, will join Claire at Creighton.
“We feel so blessed that our children are the beneficiaries of a truly higher education.”