University employees donated a record $567,356 in gifts and matching funds during the 2011 Faculty Staff Annual Fund campaign, surpassing the $501,632 goal. Some 67 percent of University employees participated, with 50 departments achieving 100 percent giving participation. Dr. Fred Meyer, professor and chair of orthopedics, and Dean of Students Dr. Michael Mitchell served as co-chairs of the campaign, whose theme was “The Power of You.”
Funds support University students, programs and those served by the University. The campaign’s annual success is in great part due to the division and department representatives who distribute campaign brochures, posters, and pledge cards.
In further evidence of their generosity, USA employees also contributed $268,072 to the United Way of Southwest Alabama Campaign, ranking USA among the highest givers in the region.
At the recent luncheon are (from left): Veronica Hudson, a nurse-manager at USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital who gave the invocation; Mitchell; Meyer; USA President Gordon Moulton; and USA Development Director Ginny Turner.