Why I Give

Andrea Roth '01

B.A. Sociology/Anthropology

The journey that Andrea Roth ’01 has traveled to become a donor to Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and Randolph College is different than some of her sister alumnae, but it has been no less influenced by the spirit of the College.

Andrea’s formative impression of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College occurred not as a student, but as a candidate for the catering director position.

“When I crested the hill and saw the campus for the first time, it was quite a moment,” says Andrea, who is the principal of You Do My To-Do, a concierge and virtual assistant service. “The feeling I got driving behind The Red Brick Wall was magical; it was nothing like I’d ever experienced before.”

Andrea joined the College staff, and her transformation began.

“The students who worked for me were so confident and sure of themselves—I was envious of them and so impressed,” she said.

Their qualities inspired her to make what she calls a “brazen move”: Andrea became a Prime Time student at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. Her first college experience had been at a women’s college and she later attended culinary school, but Randolph-Macon Woman’s College offered a sense of supportive sisterhood and tradition.

“There was something about the atmosphere and the way people changed from their first year to the time they were seniors,” she recalls. “It was amazing and I just wanted to experience that. My experience did not disappoint me.”

For Andrea Roth, attending Randolph-Macon Woman’s College was a life-changing experience. Her legacy gift to Randolph College (a percentage of her inherited 503b) is an expression of belief that the College is heading in the right direction and will sustain its quality and traditions for generations to come.