Berea College Student Phonathon

Berea’s Phonathon is an essential part of our annual Berea Fund campaign.

In addition to providing exciting updates from campus, our student callers also invite alumni and friends of the College to make gifts to support its unique mission.

Students enjoy sharing from personal experience the meaningful difference our alumni and friends make through their financial support.

Student Highlight

Hear the stories of the many students you support with your generous gifts.

StudentThanks to the support of our donors, students like Davallen ’22 are able to thrive in their new home, Berea College.

When health and wealth disparity threatened her safety and wellness, Davallen made the difficult decision of leaving her childhood home. Having bonded over community service, a member of her church welcomed her with open arms.

Driven by her academic excellence and selfless volunteerism, Davallen’s future became clearer when she discovered Berea College. Upon visiting campus, she realized that the school that started as too good to be true proved to be her future home.

Now, as a Child and Family Studies major, Davallen plans to work with children in foster care to give them the same vital support her church family and Berea College offered her in times of need. In addition to fostering the talent and devotion of students like Davallen, your gifts to Berea College set a powerful example. Because of this, she gives a portion of her labor student paychecks back to the College.

Current Phonathon Calling

Fall 2020

September thru November
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Occassional nights and weekends

“Phonathon has allowed me the opportunity to connect with alumni and friends of the college. It is encouraging to know that people from all over the world are dedicated to investing in my future. Berea College is a small school with many working parts, and it was enlightening to be apart of an organization that contributes to the school’s  success!”

– Crystal Gresham ’22

“Phonathon was a way for me to connect with Berea, to appreciate the College and the ones who help students reach their goals. I connected with my peers, learned how to socialize, and strengthened my communication skills. Phonathon allowed me to grow as a student and as an employee. It taught me how to take initiative and reminded me that I was not in this alone—that there are hundreds of people out there who are rooting for me.”

– Jimi Burns ’21

Contact Us

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Evan Harrell, Associate Director of Annual Giving

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Call him at 859-985-3770