This is one of the most touching gifts that I have been given.
I give money away a lot. But its not my personal money, its that of barley & birch. So I forget to donate on a personal level. I, therefore, don’t give to my alma mater, DePauw, very much. Last year for my birthday, a friend made a $25 donation to DePauw in my honor. I was absolutely floored. It was amazing. My heart was endlessly warmed and I will never forget it.
A donation to your giftee’s alma mater is a touching way of expressing that you are thankful for the person their university (or high school or junior high school) made them and wanted to pay tribute to that.
Were they a soccer player? You could donate to the soccer program. Geology major? Donate to the geology field trip fund.
Giving a gift to a friend’s alma mater is the gift to give someone you deeply respect who enjoyed their undergraduate (or highschool or junior high school) education.
You will warm their heart in a way that no other gift can.