NewsVisual: Methodist University receives $1 million gift – get the scoop on one of the donors!

The Gift

Last week Methodist University announced that it had received a $1 million donation from Terri Union and Carlos Zukowski in support of an endowment for Judaic Studies and the Fine Arts.

Donor Bio

Terri Union and her husband Carlos Zukowski are both long-term donors of Methodist University. Today we’re going to take a closer look at Terri and her history.

Currently serving on the board of PWC Fayetteville, she was initially appointed to in 2002 and was the first woman to serve on the board at that time. She was also the first woman to serve as Chair in 2005 (and later in 2009). Union is an active member of the community and has many strong connections to other influential individuals. Using Prospect Visual we have generated a map of this “Sphere of Influence”.

Teri Union

What does it mean?

Simply put, the map shows all the people to whom Terri is connected through various employment, nonprofit and board affiliations throughout her life.

Why should anyone care?

Terri Union is a committed constituent of Methodist University and has demonstrated this through several large charitable donations to the school. An active supporter with a large sphere of influence is always going to be of benefit to any fundraising organization looking to identify new prospective donors.

If Terri agreed to make an introduction to any of the individuals within her reach, studies have shown that this prospect would be 200 times more likely to make a donation than if they had simply been approached by a fundraiser. Food for thought?

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