Ever Elon Campaign nears $80 million

Faculty and staff who wish to support what they value most about Elon are encouraged to make a gift to the 2010-2011 Faculty/Staff Campaign, which kicks off in the coming weeks. All gifts to the Faculty/Staff Campaign are included as part of Ever Elon: The Campaign for the Future of Our University, which has entered the final stage.

As of early September, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and friends have responded generously to the Ever Elon Campaign, contributing close to $80 million in gifts and pledges toward the $100 million goal. Ever Elon is a comprehensive campaign that seeks to raise $70 million for endowment to support scholarships, faculty and engaged learning programs such as study abroad, service learning and undergraduate research; $20 million for annual giving of all types; and $10 million to build and preserve the campus.

One of the most important ways that members of the campus community can participate in Ever Elon is through the annual Faculty/Staff Campaign. The 2010-2011 fund drive is co-chaired by Rhonda Belton, director of application technologies, and Jim Drummond, associate professor of sport and event management. Faculty and staff soon will receive a letter from the co-chairs explaining the details of this year’s campaign and how to become involved. Last year, 34 percent of faculty and staff contributed $248,796 to the university.

The university community has already seen the positive impact of the Ever Elon Campaign. Donors have created more than 125 new endowed scholarships while other supporters have contributed to existing scholarship funds, ensuring that Elon remains accessible to students from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. In addition, Lindner Hall has opened in the Academic Village, improvements to the baseball field have been completed at Latham Park and construction is under way on Alumni Field House as well as an expansion to Alumni Gym.

We hope you will consider making a gift to the 2010-2011 Faculty/Staff Campaign. For more information, contact Maggie Byerly at mbyerly@elon.edu or 278-7459. You can make your gift online and visit the Ever Elon Campaign website to track its progress.

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Recent Gifts and Pledges of $10,000 or More

To view the latest list of donors, please click this link and use your full e-mail address (name@elon.edu) and password to access the PDF file.