In a less-than-ideal economic environment, BGSU still had an outstanding year with its 2008-09 Family Campaign, the employee giving effort.
During the fiscal year that ended June 30, 1,741 faculty, staff and retirees donated $769,508, surpassing both the $750,000 goal and, by $6,700, the 2007-08 total. The campaign also reported overall participation at 55.51 percent, an increase of almost 2 percent from the previous year.
According to Family Campaign chair Van Wright, the success of the 2008-09 campaign is a testament to the support of the BGSU community. “These are the types of numbers that show others just how we feel about our University,” Wright said. “I am especially proud of our campus community for its generosity during the past year.”
“Since its inception in 1999, the BGSU Family Campaign has raised $9.82 million, supporting scholarships and numerous campus programs and services,” said Marcia Sloan Latta, interim vice president for University advancement.
“Our students, as well as the University, the region and the state, are the beneficiaries of this strong support,” she said. “Additional scholarships and enhanced programs help ensure BGSU stays accessible and distinctive. The impact that has been generated because of this support is priceless.”