With more than 100 people giving in just two days, the total stands at 61.5% of the $35,000 needed to name the Green Room in the new Center for Theatre and Dance in honor of Dr. David "Doc" Golden, the former department chair. It is clear that Doc left an inspiring impression on many of you. Here is what some said when making their gift to this project:
"Dr. Golden was the type of professor who stretched my view of timing and trust."
"Some teachers teach. Others inspire. Doc transformed me."
"Doc always believed in my ability to create beautiful theatre, and for that I am forever grateful."
"Thanks for everything, Doc. You changed my life."
"Doc always pushed you to think beyond your comfort zone"
"Doc Golden's legacy lives on to the benefit of all of Millikin. So very happy to join this effort!"
"In honor of the good things he brought to Millikin University."
"Love and peace to you, Doc. Thank you for everything...."
"I will always remember my directing class with Doc. One of my favourites!"
"To a great teacher and great man."
"Doc was an inspiration and mentor to every theatre student"
"Thank you for being my mentor, supporter and friend!"
"Doc taught me what art is. Its beauty. Its truth. He gave me a new way to experience the world."
"Untangled & enlightening, his beard and eyes could talk to you in ways that his mouth didn't have to"
"He changed my perspective, he accepted my thoughts and offered wisdom beyond this world."
"Loved by all who knew him"
"Doc was an amazing man, mentor and artist. We were lucky he helped us on our artistic journey."
"Doc was such a treasure. I will remember him always with fondness, admiration, and gratitude."
"Doc made me a better artist and a better person. We are lucky to have known and loved him."
"Doc, You were an inspiration to us all."
"Thank you for being such an inspiration, influencing so many lives and for all you have done for MU!"
"When I think of Doc Golden, the two words that jump immediately to mind are 'Wisdom' and 'Charisma.'"
"Doc sat me down & gave me a stern talk about balance... a convo I turn back to constantly in my life"
"Doc taught me that you can say so much with only a few words. Thank you, Doc!"
"Doc helped me to believe in myself and is truly missed'
"Thanks Doc. You'll never be forgotten"
"Each day I realize something new that Doc has taught me.
"Dr. Golden was a true inspiration! He helped me realize my potential and believed in me."
"Oh Captain, My Captain!
"In loving memory"
"Doc was such an inspirational figure to so many...glad his legacy will live on through this memorial"
"Doc believed in me and made me feel like a real actor for the first time."
"In memory of a man with a Golden heart"
"I would not be the man I am today without Doc. Professionally AND personally. Period."
I will hold Doc's memory in my heart.Amazing teacher, wise mentor. So grateful to have known him.
"We actors aren't a rich lot, but we who chose 'the life' because of Doc, know he's worth every penny"
"Thanks for everything, Doc!"
"How wise he was made it that much more surprising when he 'wise cracked.'"
Although this two-day concentrated blitz through email and social media has ended, the effort to raise the funds will continue. We heard loud and clear from many of you that you want us to keep going until each dollar is raised for the #DocGolden Green Room Project.
And of course we will. If you weren't able to make a donation yet, know that you can still give
online or mail your gift to:
Alumni and Development Office
1184 West Main Street
Decatur, IL 62522
Be sure to note in the memo area on your check: Dr. David Golden Memorial.
Thank you for your consideration of making a gift to celebrate the life of this outstanding professor and student mentor.