- To show your appreciation for the academic department, athletic team, student organization, etc. that has shaped your experience at the University of Rochester.
- To pay it forward to future UR students. Philanthropic support provides scholarships for students who need financial assistance and additional budget to areas of campus life.
- To increase the value of your degree. Publications such as U.S. News & World Report factor in rates of undergraduate alumni donor participation when determining national rankings.
- To make a difference. Any amount counts!
Straumanis is the editorial director at the Open Letter Press, one of only a few publishers in the English-speaking world devoted to literature in translation. She is the recipient of the 2015 Best Translation into English award, and a creator of living text.
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