Joe and Kylie Gehrke at their wedding this summer in Napa County. (Photo courtesy of Erika Mattingly Photography.)
Joe and Kylie Gehrke really didn’t need a new blender.
So when the Chicago couple got to the point of setting up their wedding gift registry, they decided to take a different route.
“No gifts,” reads the invite to their wedding reception. “Instead, donate to a cause of your choice.”
They recommended one cause in particular: the Joan Smith Gehrke Endowed Scholarship at Creighton, which honors the memory of Joe’s late mother, a class of ‘69 political science grad who passed away in 2015. The scholarship assists students in the College of Arts and Sciences and celebrates a life marked by generosity and compassion.