Creating fun and engaging activities for students is Kadisia Archer's passion. The coordinator of student life and leadership has been at Thomas Nelson since 2006. "Every day I'm motivated by our students. They have so much hope for the future. They have so many ideas and passion; it makes me use my creativity to make activities happen," she said.
As an alumna of Baldwin Wallace College, which is now a university, she receives regular communications about the need to donate to her alma mater. She stated, "When I receive mailings from my alma mater, I see how students' experiences are transformed because of a gift. I know Thomas Nelson students are also similarly impacted from our gifts."
With her knowledge of student need and the impact of giving to an educational foundation, Kadisia is a strong supporter of the Thomas Nelson Educational Foundation. She declared, "I work directly with students. I see and know their needs. I've known students who have rode their bikes to school to participate in student leadership activities and perform community service in addition to attending class."
The Student Emergency Fund is close to Kadisia's heart. "Our students have true needs, human needs. They need our support. The Student Emergency Fund is there to meet needs beyond our students' control," she asserted.
Gifts, large and small, make an impact. Kadisia challenges all of us to, "Give $20 a paycheck. You won't miss it. Twenty dollars a paycheck is two lunches at Panera. Skip a lunch at your favorite spot and be a force for good in our students' lives."