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CAMPAIGN GETS RECORD PARTICIPATION
AUBURN - Faculty and staff members
at Auburn University were asked by their colleagues across campus to help ensure
that the It Begins at Auburn Campaign really does begin at Auburn.
They answered with a record 55 percent participation, an increase of 12 percentage
points from last year.
The dedicated efforts of AUs faculty
and staff made this possible, said Bob Martin, assistant vice president
for development. Almost every division increased their participation percentage
for this year as compared to last year.
Seven divisions reached
100 percent compared with three last year. These divisions include: Presidents
Office, Treasury Services, Development Office, Office of Communications and Marketing,
School of Nursing, AU Libraries and Alumni Affairs.
of this campaign surpassed all of our expectations, said Bob McGinnis, vice
president for development. I sincerely thank all individuals who participated
in this campaign. Your support will form the basis of the remainder of the university-wide
campaign and will encourage significant gifts from our alumni and friends this
year and into the future.
This years Faculty Staff Campaign
ran from March 8 to May 4 and involved dozens of volunteers from all colleges,
schools and divisions. Campaign co-chairs were Dwight Wolfe of Veterinary Medicine,
Greg Williams of Athletics and Paula Sullenger of AU Libraries.
was to make a statement to alumni and friends that a significant percentage of
faculty and staff support the university.
goal of the campaign was participation, said Martin. All gifts, of
any size, counted toward each divisions competitive participation rate.
Donors could target their funds to help ensure the success of their colleges,
schools or programs or designate other uses that support the universitys
mission and help strengthen the university.
Contributions for the
Faculty Staff Campaign are a part of the larger, nationwide fund-raising It
Begins at Auburn Campaign, which has raised approximately $479 million toward
the overall goal of $500 million in private support for AU.
Begins at Auburn Campaign encompasses all colleges and schools as well as
the AU libraries and museums, athletics and Auburn University Montgomery. Endowments
for student scholarships, faculty, programs and unrestricted dollars make up 58
percent of the campaign's goal. In addition to endowments, the campaign will also
focus on facilities and equipment; campus beautification; research; and current
Auburn University is a top-50 ranked public university
that has provided instruction, research and outreach to benefit the state and
nation for more than 150 years. A more than $4 billion economic impact on the
state - including more than $2.4 billion in providing jobs and people resources
- demonstrates AUs commitment to this mission. AU has more than 214,000
alumni, and provides 130 degree options to nearly 23,500 graduate and undergraduate