Xavier Magazine

Basket Case

Bill and Nancy Cleary really were not expecting anything. They were just trying to help Xavier. Bill, a 1963 M.B.A. graduate and retiree from Procter & Gamble, filled out a form and pretty much forgot about it. That’s when they got the call. In March, Mary-Kate Carpenter, director of the University’s matching gifts program, sent a letter to everyone who works for—or retired from—a company that matches financial donations, asking them to fill out the necessary form and hand it in to their human resources department. Those who did were automatically entered in a drawing for a basket filled with Xavier merchandise—pen and pencil set, coasters, D’Artagnan bobblehead doll, T-shirt, cookies, cups and key chains, among other items—valued at more than $250.

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