University family members are stepping up in a big way to
support students through the University Family Drive—and IUP students are
following suit. There’s a philanthropic movement happening on campus, and if
you haven’t yet joined it, now’s the time.
Support IUP students now by participating in the University Family Drive.
More than 400 graduating seniors have made gifts in excess
of $9,500 to the Foundation for IUP this fiscal year. This year’s seniors have
chosen to make their mark by focusing their support on each of IUP’s six Deans
Merit Scholarship funds. They recognize the valuable role scholarship support
plays in their lives and in the lives of their peers. Seniors aren’t the only
students that are investing in our community. The IUP Alumni Ambassadors and
student employees of the IUP Phonathon have also lent their support.
For graduating senior Christina Bryner, the importance of
scholarship support is personal. A first-generation college student from
Blairsville, Christina would not have been able to attend IUP without it. IUP
faculty and staff believed in her and pointed her towards scholarships that
would ultimately secure her ability to enroll as a freshman and to maintain her
enrollment each year thereafter. Christina recently completed a highly
competitive corporate internship where she was in a cohort with interns from
several “big name” schools. She was as equally as prepared as each of them, if
not more so. Yesterday, she made her Senior Class Gift to the Dean’s Merit
Scholarship for the Eberly College of Business.
That’s philanthropy completing a full cycle.
Currently at 65 percent to a goal of 800 participants, the University Family Drive runs through April 8. Those who gave last year helped to inspire a new generation of support. For more
information on how you can make an impact on IUP students, including how to
download a pledge form or make an electronic commitment via payroll deduction,
visit the University Family Drive.
You may also make on gift on your credit card. Gifts are tax deductible, per IRS
regulations. Please contact the Office
of Annual Giving at 724-357-5555 or firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions. Most of all, thank you!