Class president. Student trustee. Intern at the New Hampshire State House. President-Elect of the PSU Alumni Association. That’s an impressive track record for someone who recalls starting his college career as a shy young man, afraid to get involved. “Plymouth State helped me break out of my shell and prepared me to achieve my dream of a career in politics,” says Gene Martin ’09.
Martin made his first gift to PSU during his senior year. “Our class had life-changing experiences at Plymouth State and we wanted to ensure that future students had that chance too,” says Martin. “It made perfect sense to ask our classmates to give $20.09 to support student scholarships.”
Martin continues to support his alma mater, now through the University’s new monthly giving program. “It’s an affordable way for me to give back. $10 a month is roughly equal to 4 iced coffees,” he notes. “When you break it down like that, you realize you can give a meaningful gift that adds up.”
As the first in his family to attend college, Martin believes that all students should have the chance to earn a college degree. “I want to do my part in making sure someone like me can have that same opportunity.”