Faculty/Staff Campaign crosses the $250,000 mark

The campus community continues to respond enthusiastically to the annual Faculty/Staff Campaign. As of mid-March, 409 employees, or 32 percent of faculty and staff, have donated $251,000 in cash and annual gift commitments. During 2008-2009, 35 percent of faculty and staff contributed $234,000 to support the university.

All gifts to the Faculty/Staff Campaign count as contributions to Ever Elon: The Campaign for the Future of Our University, which seeks to build the university’s endowment, increase annual and planned giving, and build and preserve the campus. As of mid-March, donors to Ever Elon have contributed close to $75 million toward the $100 million comprehensive campaign goal.

In February and March, Nancy Harris and Greg Zaiser, co-chairs of the Faculty/Staff Campaign, along with University Advancement staff encouraged the campus community to make a gift to support what they cherish most about Elon. For the second year, the Office of University Advancement provided weekly prize drawings for donors to the campaign.

There is still time to participate in the 2009-10 Faculty/Staff Campaign. All gifts, regardless of the size, help preserve the best of Elon and enable the university to reach new levels of excellence.

To learn more about how you can make a difference at Elon this year, contact Maggie Byerly at mbyerly@elon.edu or 278-7459, or make your gift online. Visit the Ever Elon Campaign Web site to keep track of its progress and find out how you can become involved.

Recent gifts of $10,000 or more

Latham Baseball Park: $250,000
W. Bryan Latham
Janet M. Latham

Catholic Campus Ministry: $50,000
The Flatley Foundation
Ralph Darling P’13
Mary M. Darling P’13

Alumni Field House: $40,868
Walker E. Love, Jr. ’48 P’72
Ann W. Love P’72

Baseball: $32,635
Special T Hosiery Mills, Inc.
Jerry D. Richardson ’71
Jodi H. Richardson

J. Beverly and Vera Congleton Scholarship: $24,076
Estate of Beverly Congleton ’40

Elon Fund, Phoenix Club, School of Law Annual Scholarship Fund: $15,000
Charles E. Sykes P’12
Rebecca B. Sykes P’12

Elon Academy: $13,000
Cricenti Family Charitable Trust Foundation
Soraya H. Cricenti ’95
William Collins

Perito Award: $10,000
Paul L. Perito P’09
Robin C. Perito P’09

Planned gift in support of general student and athletic scholarships
Demus L. Thompson ’64
Ellen Thompson

Planned gift in support of the Elon Fund
Paul V. Varga ’51
Joanne M. Varga

Planned gift in support of the Nancy Turner Watson ’66 and Dr. James Watson, Jr. ’65 Endowed Scholarship
Nancy Turner Watson ’66

University Advancement contributed this report.