"I've paid special attention to the emails and letters I get from my alma mater. They're from important people I never knew, brag about new buildings I've never seen and programs I didn't have, and request support for students I've never met."
—Writer Stephen Lurie in his Washington Post op-ed "Don't donate to your alma mater. Give to students in debt." Lurie supports the values of his alma mater but argues that direct giving (often through crowdfunding platforms) that helps alumni relieve their student debt is more impactful.
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