We Are Knox...
Reid '94 & Jennifer Quinn Broda '94
Members of the President's Circle Giving Society
Attorneys in Chicago
American Studies Major & Philosophy Major
We never would have guessed that studying in Galesburg, a small town in
rural Illinois, would open our eyes to a whole new world. We met people
from all over the country and the globe, and we learned that we all view the world differently because of our diverse experiences. The liberal arts education we received at Knox is by far the most important education that we've received. It taught us to analyze situations, to actively read and write, and to communicate effectively-all skills that you carry forward, no matter what you choose to do with your life or career.
Our belief in the value of the education we received at Knox is why we give back to our alma mater. We give because of our appreciation for the opportunities we had at Knox and because of the people it helped us become. We give because we want to make sure today's Knox students have the opportunity to be in an environment where professors care, the staff cares, and where everyone is committed to giving students the best education possible.
We frequently talk to fellow alumni about supporting Knox, and we've realized that no matter how good or bad your college experience was, Knox helped make you who you are today. Giving to Knox is a way to show appreciation for that fact and for the friends or professors or one person who connected with you during your time on campus.
You don't have to give a lot to make a big difference. We give what we can, and that's what's most important.
Reid and Jennifer Quinn Broda, an American studies and philosophy major, respectively, both graduated from Knox in 1994 and both pursued careers in law. They are active members of the Knox community, attending alumni events and serving as volunteers for the Office of Advancement. Reid and Jennifer have been members of the President's Circle since 2002.