Benedictine University at Springfield’s annual Phonathon reaches out to alumni and friends of the university to build relationships and raise support for the Annual Fund. A valuable part of Phonathon is our student callers. Student callers provide a first-hand perspective of the university today, strengthening the relationship between alumni and the university. Many alumni enjoy asking our students about their majors, their career plans and life on campus. Whether making phone calls or writing personal letters to our alumni, our students are “friend raising” as well as fundraising. 

Phonathon also provides job opportunities for our students. They develop marketable skills and gain experience in communicating with a myriad of people that can be useful in their future careers.