Newly married couple funnels their wedding gifts to Creighton scholarship
Newly married couple funnels their wedding gifts to Creighton scholarship

Creighton Alumni wedding

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. 

Read more about Joe and Kylie Gehrke here.