Birds of a Feather Make an Impact Together in the Twin Cities
The Twin Cities’ Alumni Associationsof Marquette and Creighton universities gathered on January 14, 2015, at the508 Restaurant and Bar in Minneapolis towatch their men’s basketball teams compete in the first of two matchups this year,and to support agood cause. Marquettewon the “friendly challenge” (53-52), buteverybody came out winners in supportingfamilies in need. The Golden Eagles andBluejays alums collected 110 receivingblankets for Second Stork, a non-profitorganization in the Twin Citiesthat supplies critical items such as diapers, wipes,formula, and cribs to thousands of newparents who would otherwise not be able toafford them.
Twin Cities Marquette University Alumni Association’s president Leif Bronson, Deb O’Halloran (MU alum and co-founder of Second Stork) join Twin Cities Creighton University Alumni Association’s vice president Tom Tack, and president, Alex Beckey.
Marquette alum Deb O’Halloran co-founded Second Stork, which has partnered with nearly 20 hospitals to serve families in the Twin Cities metro area. She and Creighton alum Tom Tack both serve on the Second Stork board and are extremely grateful to their alumni associations for helping the organization help others in need.
Al Bill, regional director of advancement for the Midwest Jesuits in the Twin Cities, attended the event and came away inspired. “These Jesuit alums really enjoy getting together to support the cause,” he said.
The Creighton Bluejays defeated the Marquette Golden Eagles (77-70) at the “rematch” on February 14, 2015; alums gathered in the Twin Cities to watch at Billy’s on Grand in St. Paul.
January 17, 2018 — “If I saw You on the street / and You said come and follow me…” These words from the song “You Can Have Me” by Sidewalk Prophets came on the radio one summer day. I had just graduated from St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio, and the words spoke to me in a life-changing way.
January 10, 2018 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of our brother, Fr. Thomas F. Ankenbrandt, SJ, who died on January 8, 2018, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. He was 88 years old. May he rest in peace.