Participation counts for Family Campaign

Nearly 45 percent of the University’s faculty and staff have made gifts to the 2007-08 Family Campaign.

“With two months remaining in this year’s campaign, we are 3 percent ahead of where we were last year at this time and on target to reach or exceed our goal of 56 percent participation across campus,” said Michelle Banks, director of annual giving and liaison to the Family Campaign. 

As of April 17, a total of 1,429 faculty, staff and retirees had contributed $672,113, which is approximately $125,000 more than at the same time last year.

The theme, “Give to Your Passion,” underscores the opportunity for donors to designate where they want their gifts to be used. From the arts to scholarships and the sciences, gifts can support programs that are most important to faculty, staff and retirees.

A popular choice for contributions has been the Falcon Club. More than 200 faculty and staff are members of the "Team Behind The Teams."

To donate, contact Peg Crow, Rebecca Ferguson, Judy Hagemann,John Shumaker, Dr. Jim Smith, Dr. Donna Trautman, Deanna Vatan Woodhouse or Larry Weiss.

“Participation is very important to the Family Campaign,” Banks said. “Corporations and foundations are often more willing to provide support when they see that our own faculty, staff and retirees believe in BGSU.”

Six offices and departments have already reached 100 percent participation. They are the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology; Springboard; Student Academic Achievement; Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs; Student Services in the College of Education and Human Development, and the Women’s Center.

Gifts made by June 30 will count toward the 2007-08 Family Campaign goal. For more information, visit or contact the Office of Alumni and Development, 2-2424. Donations will also count toward the Building Dreams Centennial Campaign for BGSU.

April 28, 2008