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Why we are such avid PLU supporters
By Q Club Board of Dirctors Members Becky and Ernie Bianco
Friends have asked us how we
ever became so closely related to PLU and the Q Club. Quite a valid
question, since neither of us are alums, our kids never went to
PLU and we’re not even Lutheran. Simply put, we have been, over
the years, very impressed with what PLU stands for as a community
institution. When asked to serve as Q Club Directors, we were especially
honored. How could we have said no?
Ernie and Becky Bianco, who both work as
Q-Club Board of Directors members.
We started out as Choir of the West
groupies. Our first exposure came during a chance attendance at
their First Presbyterian concert in Seattle about 12 years ago.
We were moved, to say the least. To this day, we have followed
that remarkable organization’s concerts from Portland to Japan.
While the music serves as a connection, our bond with PLU goes
far beyond that.
What has been most impressive to
us is the exemplary quality of the PLU leaders and advocates we
have met over the years. We’ve been struck with the intense support
for and pride in the school evidenced by our PLU connections:
the pleasance and sincerity of President Loren and MaryAnn Anderson
in their community-related efforts; the integrity and fellowship
of faculty emerti Dick Moe (and, of course, Marcia); the ever-present
smile and enthusiasm of Director of Alumni Relations Lauralee
Hagen. Not to mention our fellow Q Club Directors and the PLU
alums we’ve come to know and work with and whose friendships we
cherish. We’ve found a common trait in all our Q Club connections:
an obligation to hold high the image of PLU as an institution
of learning, and even more essentially as a resource for value-based
Our Q Club mission is to sustain
that image through financial support for its students. Still,
we need to do more. We’re 2,100 strong now, but we can strengthen
our collective investment in PLU by seeking more members and increasing
our contributions. Show your support and pride in PLU—join Q Club
and invest your enthusiastic support in it.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT Q CLUB, AND OTHER
METHODS OF GIVING, GO TO www.plu.edu/encore.