Loggers Give Back
Whether it was singing with the Adelphians, attending his friends’ theater productions, or working in the athletics department and attending varsity games, Joel Hefty ’86 found that some of the most impactful lessons he learned as a Puget Sound student were those that happened outside of the classroom. Through courses outside of his major and activities on campus, Hefty broadened his understanding of the world while building a personal and professional support network on which he continues to rely. Now, as the chair of the Puget Sound Fund’s alumni committee, Hefty wants to pay it forward and ensure that Loggers can benefit from a well-rounded liberal arts education for years to come. “When I was in school, I don’t think I fully realized all the people and all the effort that made my education possible,” he said. “Being able to help make that possible for others is a way of acknowledging that and giving back with joy and gratitude.”
Hefty hopes current students, alumni, and friends of the university will participate in #LoggerDayChallenge on Tuesday, March 9, either by donating or volunteering their time to spread the word.