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Faculty/Staff Campaign Kicks Off Next Week

March Madness is almost here! The Faculty/Staff Annual Giving Campaign committee has formed its own March Madness and challenges you to take your shot again this year!

This employee giving campaign kicks off next Thursday, Feb. 27. Faculty and staff are invited to stop by A300 from noon until 2 p.m. to celebrate raising money for student scholarships and programs. To enter, just bring your completed pledge card and enjoy plenty of barbeque, music and fun.

The Faculty/Staff Annual Giving Campaign allows UHD employees the opportunity to celebrate our students and programs by giving back to UHD. Employees will be filling out their pledge cards and making gifts to the Annual Fund during the entire month of March. Next week, a representative from each department or college will begin handing out the pledge cards or placing them in employees' boxes. We encourage you to fill out your card and turn them in at the kickoff or any time during March Madness.

The committee of UHD faculty and staff that will spearhead the March event include:

  • Stefani Rodriguez, Honorary Student Co-Chair
  • Tim Redl (College of Science & Technology), Co-chair
  • Houghton Brown (College of Business), Co- chair
  • Melissa Abram-Jackson (Employee Services & Operations)
  • Liza Alonzo (Student Services)
  • Susan Henney (College of Humanities & Social Sciences)
  • Belinda Hernandez (College of Business)
  • Mary Torres (University Business Services)
  • Leigh Van Horn (College of Public Service)
  • Jaha Williams (Advancement & External Relations)

The committee is very enthusiastic about the campaign and hopes every employee will continue to recognize the importance of this initiative and participate by making another gift.

Williams said, "It's not about the amount of the gift; rather, we want to encourage everyone to participate. So, whether you consider your gift as large or small, all contributions are accepted, encouraged and greatly appreciated."

Participants in the campaign will be automatically entered into drawings to win great gifts. For details on how to be included in the drawing, employees are encouraged to speak to their department's coordinator or visit the faculty/staff campaign website .

Proceeds from this campaign will benefit student scholarships, specific college programs or initiatives, the W.I. Dykes Library, Sport & Fitness Student Life Center, and/or an existing endowment funds at the University. Donors will use their pledge cards to designate where their donations should go.