I had a fabulous experience in the theatre program at Elmhurst. I made some great friends there who are still my best friends. When you work together to put on a show, you develop instant bonds.
One of my favorite Elmhurst experiences was performing with the Chancel Players, the College’s touring theatre group. We traveled across the country, performing plays at UCC churches and staying with local families. Traveling together was a great bonding experience, and I loved meeting new people in different cities. It was a total blast.
The Mill Theatre was relatively new to Elmhurst during my student days. It was a little rough back then, but we didn’t care—that was part of the experience. Still, a good theatre program needs a good facility. So when President Ray asked me to consider making a gift to the College through my grandfather’s foundation, I knew I wanted to support improvements to the theatre.
For me, giving is more meaningful when it supports a specific project. Providing this gift to Elmhurst makes it possible for the College to upgrade the Mill in significant, visible ways. It’s very gratifying to know I’m making a difference.
Meredith Wollenberg Morrison ’72 works as a case manager for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in Alexandria, Virginia. She has made several significant gifts to support the College’s Mill Theatre through The Wollenberg Foundation.