IUP Celebrates Donor Generosity February 28

Posted on 2/8/2013 3:29:52 PM

Take a moment to say thanks!

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to celebrate the generosity of those who support IUP by making private gifts to the Foundation for IUP at Philanthropy Day, Thursday, February 28, 2013, in the Stapleton Library commons.

Thank Donors!The celebration takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. President Michael Driscoll, Professor Michele Papakie, and students who have benefited from scholarship support will make remarks at 11:30 a.m.

Last year, 9,150 alumni, employees, students, parents, and friends made gifts of varying sizes in support of IUP.

“It’s important that we thank those who financially support IUP—and let them know their generous support goes a long way in creating a great atmosphere for learning and in helping to fund scholarships that directly benefit students,” said Emily Smeltz, director of Annual Giving.

The celebration includes refreshments, a photo booth, and the opportunity to write a postcard of thanks to a donor who contributed to IUP last year. Those who attend will receive a t-shirt (while supplies last).

In the Photo: Last year, hundreds of students wrote thank-you notes to donors and celebrated generosity to IUP. A few of them assembled for a group picture.

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YourIUPIUP belongs to all of us—students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni. While we all might have a different perspective on what IUP means to each of us, we know that when you invest in IUP, you make it your own. IUP is your university.