There’s still time to participate in the 2009-10 Faculty/Staff Campaign!

If you haven’t made your gift to the 2009-10 Faculty/Staff Campaign, don’t worry. There is still time to participate! All gifts received by May 31, 2010, count toward the Faculty/Staff Campaign as well as 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. To date, donors to Ever Elon have contributed more than $77 million toward the $100 million comprehensive campaign goal.

As of early May, 421 faculty and staff members have contributed $281,077 in gifts and pledges to the 2009-2010 Faculty/Staff Campaign, exceeding the $234,000 raised during the 2008-09 campaign. If you have already made your gift this year, thank you for your participation! If you have made a pledge, please make sure you send in your payment by May 31.

All gifts help preserve the hallmarks of an Elon education, including outstanding faculty and staff, premier facilities, scholarships and signature programs such as study abroad, service, internships, undergraduate research and leadership opportunities.

For questions about the 2009-2010 Faculty/Staff Campaign, contact Maggie Byerly at or 278-7459 or make your gift online. Visit the Ever Elon Campaign website to keep track of its progress and find out how you can become involved.

Submitted by Jaleh Hagigh, director of advancement communications.

Recent gifts and pledges of $10,000 or more

Katharine duPont Weymouth Memorial Scholarship: $500,000
Frank Lyon ’71
Natalie d. Lyon

Elon Fund: $300,000
Kerrii Brown Anderson ’79
Douglas T. Anderson

Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Scholarship Award: $150,000
Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc.

Latham Baseball Park: $25,000
James C. McGill, Sr. P’98
Gail S. McGill P’98

School of Law Annual Scholarship Fund: $25,000
Donald R. Dancer P’05
Lucy M. Dancer P’05

DiFiglia Family Endowment for International Study: $25,000
Joseph DiFiglia P’10
Alice DiFiglia P’10

Sussan Family Scholarship for International Study: $20,000
David Sussan P’13
Eileen L. Sussan P’13

Media and Politics Project: $20,000
F. Davis Turnage, Jr.

North Carolina Independent College Fund Scholarships: $16,500
The Golden LEAF Foundation

Baseball: $10,000
Dave L. Kennedy ’53
Catherine T. Kennedy

Catherine H. McNeela Endowed Scholarship for the Performing Arts: $10,000
Donald E. Scott P’10
Ellen Scott P’10

List compiled by Amanda Zamzes ’08 of University Advancement.