Cabrini Trustee Climbs Mount Kilimanjaro for Charity
Trustee John Schanz and wife Liz “stepped up” this winter with a challenge to the Cabrini community.
The couple turns 50 this year, and to celebrate they climbed Mount Kilimanjaro—the highest peak in Africa—while raising more than $50,000 for five non-profits they support, including Cabrini College.
They dubbed their seven-day climb for charity “Johnamanjaro” and reached the peak on Feb. 13—John’s birthday.
Read more about their climb at www.johnamanjaro.org.
To commemorate their climb, the Schanzes matched dollar-to-dollar up to $10,000 raised by each non‑profit through March 31, 2014. Money raised will directly benefit Cabrini students. This is not the first time the Schanzes have supported Cabrini. John has served on the Board since 2007. He and Liz have funded enriching student experiences such as Semester at Sea; and last year John helped drive the Trustees to match a $250,000 Board giving challenge. “We enjoy sharing our wins and inspiring others to donate to worthy endeavors,” John says about their leadership gifts. “There’s no question that my successes in life wouldn’t have been possible without learning, teachers, my education, and the opportunities that those life experiences created for me. It’s time to pay these blessings forward.”
For more information, contact Diane Crompton (610-902-8203, firstname.lastname@example.org).