"Coming here changed my life. ... Thank you!"

-Danelle Buck '19, Elementary Education

Danelle’s Story

Personal attention. Opportunities. Spirit. Every student deserves them. Every student needs them. I’ve found all three at Silver Lake College and it’s because of you. After attending my first year of college at another institution, I felt lost and discouraged. I transferred to Silver Lake College not knowing what would lie ahead, but was ready to take the chance. The close-knit environment at Silver Lake College allowed for my individuality and personal growth. In my two years here, I have been blessed with numerous opportunities. I have been accepted in the education program, placed in a number of internships, participated in extracurricular activities and am a tutor for other students.

That chance I took in coming here because of your generosity has changed my life, allowing me to find my spirit once again. I would not have had such possibilities if it weren’t for God’s blessings upon me and upon you. Scholarships have allowed me to be successful. If it had not been for the generosity of others, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

Silver Lake College continues to be an institution known for changing lives and I am proof of that. Thank you in advance for helping me and so many others receive a quality educational experience that is preparing us for our futures. Your gift today truly makes a diference.

We interviewed Danelle’s parents; here’s what they had to say …

Watch Video

About the SLC Scholarship Fund

Why is Your Contribution Important? 


  • When you contribute to the SLC Scholarship Fund, you are providing a deserving student with an opportunity to experience the Silver Lake College promise of a well-rounded liberal arts education.

  • Academics supported by professional work experiences sets our students apart upon graduation.

  • Almost every student who attends Silver Lake College receives financial aid through annual scholarships.

  • Gifts to the SLC Scholarship Fund make Silver Lake College an affordable option to students who may not otherwise be able to attend college.

  • Please support the SLC Scholarship Fund as we move forward with the implementation of the Work College Model.

  • Your contribution provides an opportunity for students to learn, grow, work and serve here at Silver Lake College.  

A Word From a Generous Supporter

“We give because we are truly blessed in Manitowoc County to have Catholic education consisting of kindergarten through a master’s degree at Silver Lake College.

In the true spirit of the Franciscans and Silver Lake College, we give because we are called to support and assist others. Through the stewardship of prayer, service and sharing, we just do our part.

We are all blessed in so many ways, and it is a wonderful feeling to give back.”

—Rick Balzan

That chance I took in coming here because of your generosity has changed my life, allowing me to find my spirit once again. I would not have had such possibilities if it weren’t for God’s blessings upon me and upon you. Scholarships have allowed me to be successful. If it had not been for the generosity of others, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

– Danelle Buck '19, Elementary Education

GIVE TODAY