University leaders launched the 2012 Faculty Staff Annual Fund campaign recently with goals of $575,000 and 68 percent participation. USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital Administrator Owen Bailey and Athletic Director Dr. Joel Erdmann will serve as co-chairs of the campaign, which has the theme “Celebrate! Commemorate! Participate!”
The theme refers to the University’s 50th anniversary, which will be celebrated throughout the 2012-13 academic year. In honor of the 50th anniversary, any donor who has never given at the $50 level before can give a $50 gift to any designation and have the gift matched by the University. In addition, any gifts given to an endowed fund will be matched.
This year represents the tenth consecutive campaign, which supports University students, programs and those served by the University.
At the recent kick-off breakfast are (from left) Bailey; Erdmann; USA President Gordon Moulton; Dr. John Smith, vice president for student affairs and special assistant to the president; and Dr. Joseph Busta, vice president for development and alumni relations.