Thursday May 15, 2008

Campus Report May 15, 2008

The annual fund co-chairs took time to remind University colleagues that their gifts make a difference.

With faculty and staff participation in the annual fund at 12 percent, co-chairs Deb Bickford and Chris Duncan are reminding their colleagues: Your gifts make a difference.

"As faculty and staff, we already support the university daily through the fruits of our labor," said Bickford, associate provost for academic affairs and learning initiatives. "This campaign asks us to invest in ways that extend our impact on the campus and beyond. ... By contributing, you are sending the message loud and clear that you care deeply about the initiative, the institution and its people."

It's more than just the dollars, said Duncan, a political science professor.

"When we have strong participation in the annual fund," Duncan said, "it shows that we as a community believe in the mission and vision of UD."

Faculty and staff can either give online at SupportUD or send a pledge or gift by postal or campus mail; gifts can be paid by check, cash, credit card, salary reduction or payroll deduction. The campaign ends June 30.

"Your gift every year makes a difference every day."