University Family Drive Starts This Week!

Posted on 3/16/2018 10:00:23 AM
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The University Family Drive kicks off this week! A group of 65 volunteers from around campus leads this year’s charge, with a goal of raising support from 800 employees before April 20. Your participation is what’s most important, and giving is easy.

IUP is educating the next generation of leaders and problem solvers, so in every way, your good work affects students who will make a positive impact on the world. Because of you, students can imagine unlimited possibilities as they work to become difference makers in their fields of study. When you also make an investment in students, you further their potential for success.

And, when many members of the university family contribute, it sends a message to alumni and to those in Harrisburg that we care, that we are dedicated to our cause, and that we, in turn, are worthy of their support. Our support ensures students have the best experience—and when they have an excellent experience, they are likely to provide philanthropic support, recommend IUP, and advocate for the university as alumni. In addition, many charitable foundations and corporate giving organizations ask about employee giving. This really is a team effort. Every donor counts.

Not sure where to direct your gift? In addition to a pad of sticky notes, you’ll find a sampling of designations that might be meaningful to you in the packets that were delivered to your campus mailbox. There are many Foundation for IUP accounts, making the outlets for your generosity nearly endless. You can see all of the funds, broken down by category, on the new Find A Fund tool as well. Again this year, academic deans are offering college-specific match incentives, and the Foundation for IUP will match gifts from donors who choose to support the Sutton Scholarship Fund.

Operated by the Office of Annual Giving, the drive runs through April 20. Those who give will be invited to the Victory Reception, hosted by President Michael Driscoll on April 26.

Find more information on the University Family Drive website. If you have questions about designating your gift, contact the Office of Annual Giving at or 724-357-5555.