Donor Profile: Michael Graham '00

Michael Graham '00

Michael Graham '00 (right) with his partner Jimmy Hopper

Michael Graham '00 lives in Washington, DC, and works at Sirius XM Radio.

You are most likely to be found...
In my backyard at our vacation home in Bethany Beach, Delaware.

What is your favorite College memory?
It's truly difficult to just pick one favorite. I would say the memories where I met those that have become life long friends.

How did Gettysburg open up the world to you?
I came from a small farm in PA, and Gettysburg opened doors of opportunity, in particular the Study Abroad Program, which allowed me to go to Denmark the fall of my senior year.

What do you most value from your Gettysburg College education?
The liberal arts experience truly gives the opportunity to explore different subject areas and gives you confidence in your chosen career path over the four year experience.

Tell us about your career. What does a typical workday look like for you?
I am entering my 16th year with Sirius XM & Pandora, and my typical workday includes contractual reviews, financial analysis and budget/forecast modeling which supports the entire Information Technology department.

What inspires you to give to Gettysburg College?
Knowing the foundational confidence and experience that Gettysburg provided me, it is key that I give back in order to provide this continued opportunity to future Gettysburg College students.

What book are you currently reading?
The Five Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride by Joe Siple.

What talent would you most like to have?
As I watched the Tokyo Olympics, I thought it would be amazing to have enough athletic talent to win Olympic Gold in tennis, swimming, or volleyball. These are all sports that I enjoy playing.