University Family Drive Begins

Posted on 2/21/2019 3:53:27 PM
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The University Family Drive starts today! Through this annual effort, IUP employees come together to support students all over campus. In past years, employee generosity has helped to support a wide range of student scholarships, programs, and activities.

A group of 57 employee volunteers are leading this year’s University Family Drive by reaching out to the university’s 825 employees. The goal is to increase the support raised for students. Employees can choose the programs and scholarships they wish to support, giving them the chance to help students in a way that is especially meaningful.

IUP is educating the next generation of leaders and problem solvers. Supporting students by making a pledge to give is easy and has a positive impact on the lives of IUP students. Students can imagine unlimited possibilities as they pursue their fields of study with the support they need.

“When we make an investment in our students, we further their potential for success,” said Stephanie Sell, Interim Director of Annual Giving.

This drive is really a team effort and every donor counts. When many members of the university family contribute, it sends an inspiring message to alumni and to those in Harrisburg that employees care and are dedicated to the university’s mission. In addition, many charitable foundations and corporate-giving organizations ask about employee giving.

Employees who are deciding which scholarship or program they would like to support can see all of the funds available, broken down by category, on the new Find a Fund tool.

For those who want to see their donations matched, the academic deans are offering college-specific match incentives again this year. Also, donors choosing to support the Sutton Scholarship Fund this year will have their gifts matched by the Foundation for IUP.

The drive, operated by the Office of Annual Giving, runs through March 29. All those who give will be invited to the Victory Reception hosted by IUP President Michael Driscoll on April 8.

You can also find more information on the University Family Drive website. If you have questions about where to designate your gift, contact the Office of Annual Giving at iup-giving@iup.edu or 724-357-5555.