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Second Annual Giving Day a Great Success

The Beloit College community is generous and showed its heart and soul during its second annual Giving Day on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. In just 24 hours, the college raised over $65,000 from more than 450 supporters.

Not only did the gifts far surpass the original goal of $25,000, the event also raised $25,000 more than last year. Beloit is touched by the fantastic response received from supporters and is grateful to be backed by such a strong foundation of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends. These gifts help make ‪#‎BeloitPossible for the next generation of Turtles, Bucs, and Beloiters.

The unconditional support, enthusiastically offered by our alumni, parents, and friends is a tribute to the character of our community, and the value that we all collectively recognize in the mission we seek to advance. We at Beloit are privileged to have a community so willing to invest in the future of our great institution, and our students. For this, we are grateful,” said Mark Wold’95, Senior Director of Alumni & Parent Relations and Annual Support.

Thank you to all who supported Beloit College’s second annual Giving Day. As College President Scott Bierman often says, it’s “turtles all the way down.”

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Meet: Dan Perusich, an Illinois native who cheers on the Pack

December 12, 2012 at 11:28 pm

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Name: Dan Perusich

Occupation: Director of summer programs.

Hometown: Brookfield, Ill.

You may have seen me: Walking my dog around campus every morning and evening.

What’s on your desert island jukebox? Pearl Jam, Ryan Adams, OAR, and Alice in Chains. 

Any do-over requests to lodge with the universe? Any do-overs may have thrown off the path which led me to Beloit and this position, so no way!    

Favorite meal? Any of the Polish food made by Chester's Deli in Chicago.

What can’t you live without? My wife. We are currently living apart for six weeks while she wraps up her job, and I'm realizing how awful life is without her by my side!

Any advice? There are no right choices in life; you make a choice and then it is up to you to make it the right one.

What do you do in your free time? Run, golf, fish, follow my Packers (yep—a lifelong fan from Illinois.  We do exist!), White Sox and Blackhawks, and travel to visit my in-laws in Wyoming.

If you could be reincarnated, what person/thing would you like to be? A camera. Having the sole purpose of capturing and commemorating the happiest moments of life sounds pretty enjoyable.

Who are your top-three fantasy dinner party guests? My brother, my sister, and my wife—my three best friends!

What gets you up in the morning? A cold nose...sometimes my dog's, sometimes my wife's.

Who are your heroes? My brother, a career marine whose life has been defined by war, yet still manages to be one of the most optimistic and positive people in my life.

Beatles or Stones? Turn up the Stones!!

What’s your favorite hidden gem here in the area? I'm fairly new to Beloit, but a little hidden gem from the area I grew up in is a pizza place called Freddie's in Cicero. Most people think Chicago and assume deep dish, but that's a North side thing. On the South and West side, it's thinner crust, very rich sauce, cut into squares, and Freddie's does it better than anyone!

Proudest moment? When my father, a man of stone emotions, broke down in tears of joy at my college graduation.  Sometimes we forget how much our parents and loved ones invest in us as we make our way through life and that was a reminder I carry with me each and every day.

If you were auditioning for American Idol, what song would you sing? “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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