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2010-2011 Faculty/Staff Campaign begins

Elon's 2010-2011 Faculty/Staff Campaign is under way. In the first week since its launch, more than 300 faculty and staff members had made gifts to the university to support the hallmarks of an Elon education, including excellent teaching and engaged learning programs, outstanding facilities and scholarships for students.

Jim Drummond, associate professor of sport and event management, and Rhonda Belton, director of application technologies, are co-chairs of this year’s annual giving drive. All gifts to the Faculty/Staff Campaign are included as part of Ever Elon: The Campaign for the Future of Our University, which seeks to raise $100 million to build endowment to support students, faculty and facilities. To date, faculty, staff and other donors have contributed more than $81 million in gifts, pledges and planned gifts toward the Ever Elon goal.

This year’s Faculty/Staff Campaign will play an important role in helping the university complete Ever Elon during this academic year. Many faculty and staff like Laura Kappert, assistant director of application technologies, made their gifts using the new online payroll deduction option, which allows employees to spread their gift payments out during the fiscal year.

“I choose to give to Elon because Elon is a great university, and I support its programs,” Kappert says. “I also know that employee gifts play an important role in Elon’s success.”

Amanda Sturgill, associate professor of communications, agrees.

“I like to invest in things I believe in," Sturgill says. "I believe in bright futures for our students, and I am happy to invest in those futures.”

One of this year’s goals is to increase participation in annual giving among faculty and staff. Last year, 420 faculty and staff contributed $248,796 to the university. This year’s goal is 500 donors to the Faculty/Staff Campaign.

Employees who make gifts of $1,500 or more are eligible for membership in The Elon Society, the university’s premier annual giving recognition society. Planned gifts, including estate gifts, also count toward the Faculty/Staff Campaign and Ever Elon. For more information on making a planned gift, contact Jamie Killorin, director of gift planning, at jkillorin2@elon.edu or 336-278-7454.

For more information on the Faculty/Staff Campaign, including ways to make a gift, click on the link to the right. Thank you for your support!

Jaleh Hagigh,
10/27/2010 2:52 PM