Homecoming star quarterback: Alumna of the Year Sally Gold ’78

September 14, 2010

Sally Keck Gold ’78 began her years of service to the College as a sophomore helping with the Alumni Fund campaign by stuffing envelopes and working phonathons. Now 30 years later, her varsity record as a volunteer is one of the best.

During the College’s Nov. 6 Homecoming celebration, Gold will be honored as Alumna of the Year.

From serving as a class agent and reunion coordinator to president of the Alumni Association from 1994-96, and college trustee for eight years, Sally has rallied many to give back to her alma mater and has demonstrated true meritorious service.

“As a student I never understood how many concerned people played a part in my education,” she says. “Whenever I spend time on the Hill, I hope that my work helps current students to have as positive an experience as I did.”

A music degree from WMC (McDaniel) and an M.B.A. from Loyola launched Sally into bank management. She retired early from banking, raised two children with husband, Carl Gold ’78, and currently works part time in her husband’s law office in Baltimore County.

Her teamwork savvy and strong work ethic give her star power in the huddle as proven by her success as a coach/mentor/director of Destination ImagiNation, a national program that teaches creativity and problem-solving skills to students in more than 30 countries. She serves as a volunteer leader of over 1,000 Maryland team managers and officials who make the program possible for thousands of kids each year.

Now as the 2010 Homecoming Alumna of the Year, Sally is especially proud. “My children used to think that I went to lots of meetings at the college so I could ride in a parade and throw candy,” Sally recalls.

“Homecoming is even better since I can run out on the football field as the game’s honorary team captain and toss the game coin!”