The University honored the many faculty and staff members who made financial contributions during this fiscal year with its annual Faculty and Staff Donor Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday in Doyle Dining Hall. More than 60 faculty and staff donors attended the event.
“No one understands St. Bonaventure — our needs, our opportunities, our past and our future — better than the people who work here,” said Mary Driscoll, associate vice president for Advancement, adding that employees play an “incredible role” in the life of the University.
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According to Driscoll, St. Bonaventure enjoyed the financial support of 138 faculty and staff members during 2007 and 2008, with gifts to such areas as the unrestricted Bonaventure Fund, athletics, scholarships and academic programs.
Faculty and staff gifts for this fiscal year (June 1, 2007 through May 31, 2008) stand at $65,902.66 as of April 23, Driscoll said. This figure represents a 9.5 percent increase from last year at this time.
“Our internal campaign is an opportunity for all faculty and staff to participate in the 150th Anniversary Campaign,” Driscoll said, noting that more than $88 million has been raised toward the campaign’s $90 million goal.
Ann Tenglund, coordinator of Library Computer Services, Information Literacy Instruction & Curriculum Center, and Doug Cashing, Ph.D., professor of mathematics, served as co-chairs of the 2008 Faculty and Staff Campaign.
Tenglund, guest speaker at the event, noted that faculty and staff donations demonstrate to the outside world “that those who work here are the first to show their support. That means a lot.” She encouraged colleagues to get involved, adding that she continues to “contribute financially to the University because it will help other students achieve the same experiences that I was fortunate to have as a student.”
For information about donating to the Faculty and Staff Campaign, please contact Andrea Bidell, executive director of the Annual Fund and Alumni Services, at (716) 375-2301 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.