University Family Drive Extended through April 13

Posted on 4/7/2016 1:40:51 PM

OK. Lets do this. University Family Drive Extended!What a week! Research Week and the campus-wide preparation for our critical Middle States Commission on Higher Education team visit next week has campus abuzz! We are a busy place, and we have so many things about which we can be proud. 

We’ve heard from many of you that a short extension of the University Family Drive would be helpful. So, to accommodate, we have extended the drive through the close of business on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. We hope this extension will enable many of you that haven’t had the opportunity to make your gift to do so.  If you haven’t yet made your gift, here are a few things to consider:

  • Your tax deductible gift will provide direct support to IUP students and will move IUP closer to attaining critical budget-relieving performance funding from the commonwealth. This year, simply because of the number of people that supported the Foundation for IUP last year, we were awarded more than $677,000 critical performance funding dollars. Without your support this year, we may miss out on that allocation next year. Please don’t underestimate the importance that your gift, in any amount, can have. Every donor counts.
  • You can support any one of close to 1,000 different funds within the Foundation for IUP. Your gift can be directed to any area of importance to you. Find your passion!
  • Our collective philanthropy shows those outside of our community that we believe in our students and the great things that are happening here every day; and, in turn, that we are worthy of their support! 
  • Each of IUP’s six colleges is employing unique matching opportunities for their faculty and staff members. Regardless of your functional area, the Foundation for IUP will match your commitment to the Sutton Scholarship fund dollar for dollar.
  • Donors and all departments reaching 100 percent participation will be recognized at the Victory Reception on April 18, hosted by President Michael Driscoll.

To our volunteers and to those who have already given, we offer you our most sincere thanks on behalf of the students who will benefit from your generosity.

Visit the University Family website to download a giving form or to make an electronic payroll deduction commitment.   You can also make a credit card gift online by visiting the IUP Online Gift Form. For assistance on where to direct your gift, contact the Office of Annual Giving at iup-giving@iup.edu or call 7-5555.