Just 100 to Go! University Family Campaign Nears Goal, But Needs Your Help!

Posted on 4/8/2013 5:07:35 PM

We Are Family, YourIUPYou could be the one who makes the difference.

The University Family Campaign, the fund-raising campaign in which faculty and staff give to IUP, has reached 80 percent of its goal, which means 400 out of a goal of 500 employees have made a commitment to participate.

Faculty and staff who give to IUP through the campaign may designate their gifts to benefit any of the university's programs, including your own department's special funds and scholarships. Give now or learn more about the campaign.

Here is another reason to give. One of the measures PASSHE is using to evaluate IUP's performance is the total number of individual donors. The university stands to be rewarded if we increase this number over the next several years. Last year, because IUP met all performance measures, PASSHE allocated the university a performance award of $5.1 million. See details in the latest edition of IUP Magazine.

Over all, IUP is 79 percent to reaching the total number of individual donor goal of 9,488, and the university has until June 30 to meet it. However, faculty and staff who contribute before April 12 will be invited to a victory celebration, hosted by President Michael Driscoll.

Currently, two university units have reached 100 percent employee participation, and several others have achieved higher participation levels than ever before. To date, the University Family Campaign has received 125 gifts from employees who did not give to IUP last year.

Private gifts to IUP are applied to scholarships, program enhancements, and many other initiatives.