want to send my best wishes to the entire university family as
we start the last leg of this academic year’s journey. I was
really pleased to learn that during Spring Break, the
University Family Drive surpassed the 80 percent mark of its
goal of 550 participants. I am hopeful we’ll surpass 100
percent of our participation goal by April 4.
wonder what’s in it for you and why your participation is
important. Liken it to voting in the general election. In the
case of the University Family Drive, every gift represents a
vote of confidence in what we are doing here at IUP right now.
Yes, it’s true that if every employee were to give, we’d
realize a nice sum. But, the University Family Drive is not
about the sum of money raised. It’s about the
participation—the vote of confidence we give in this place we
share. If each of us were to give, it would make a compelling
argument to alumni to give. If each of them were to give, it
would catch the attention of foundations and corporations as
we ask them to give.
result is a great deal of support for our university, both in
terms of positive endorsement and dollars.
already have given your tax-deductible gift through the drive,
I thank you. If you haven’t, you can make a gift that directly
benefits your own department or area of interest immediately
or through payroll deduction.
find payroll deduction materials on the University
Drive website, or you can make
an immediate gift online.
for all your hard work and your belief in all we do here at
IUP. I hope to see you at our University Family Drive victory
celebration on April 14.