2017 Alumni Meritorious Service Awards

Sarah Burdi MS 2017_PhotoSarah Hitch Burdi '87

Sarah Burdi ’87 is Director at Baylor Health Care System Foundation, an organization that provides financial assistance in support of clinical initiatives, advanced research, equipment, technology, new construction, and medical education to better serve the citizens of North Texas. Previously, she was an Assistant Vice President at Inova Health System Foundation, where she managed and directed a fundraising program for five hospital systems totaling over $68 million in philanthropic support between 2006-2010.

In addition to her impressive professional work, Burdi has continued to stay involved and committed to her alma mater. She has served as an Executive Board Member of the Gettysburg College Alumni Association since 2006 and has participated in the College’s K.A.R.E. program since 1987. She also was the President of the Chicago Alumni Club from 1994-2004.

Burdi graduated from Gettysburg College in 1987 with a BA in Sociology and minor in English. She later deepened her fundraising knowledge through programs at the National Academy for Voluntarism, Goucher College, the University of Chicago, and the University of Wisconsin.

 

 

Mac Jones MS 2017_PhotoMac Jones '67

MacGregor “Mac” Jones ’67 has been happily retired for the last 18 years, while still engaging in a variety of energy projects aimed at improving fuel and engine efficiency, as well as reducing harmful emissions.

For 12 years, Jones worked as a computer programmer, systems analyst, designer, and consultant. He later spent 15 years in the automotive field—owning a Ford dealership in Red Lion, PA, and a Chevrolet dealership in Elizabethtown, PA.

He has golfed for nearly 60 years and played in over 1,000 tournaments and contests. As a teenager, Jones even caddied for President Dwight D. Eisenhower and played in an exhibition with golf legend Arnold Palmer.

Although he was offered an appointment to the Naval Academy and a full scholarship to Louisiana State University (LSU)—to join their respective golf teams—Jones chose to attend Gettysburg College. He graduated in 1967 with a BA in Business Administration, lettered in golf, and ultimately met his wife Kathy Campell ’70. The couple will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this June.

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