The UALR Campus Campaign Steering Committee announced today that the campus community exceeded goals set during the 2013 campaign and continued the recent tradition of solid employee participation.
The Steering Committee had established a goal of 51 percent participation from UALR faculty and staff; however, that goal was exceeded with 52 percent participation, raising more than $293,100 for vital programs at the university.
UALR Chancellor Joel E. Anderson and his wife, Ann, also donated $1,500 this year for a fund to match new donor gifts, dollar for dollar.
When told of the success, Chancellor Anderson remarked that he was honored to lead a university where the faculty and staff continue to believe so strongly in its mission that they are willing to dedicate their own, hard-earned money towards its future.
Dr. Brad Patterson served as chair of the 2013 Campus Campaign, his second and final year in this role.
â€śThank you to our 732 colleagues who participated by giving this year,â€ť he said. â€śTogether, we get to transform lives every day, and thatâ€™s the best reason to support the campaign.â€ť
Patterson noted that, when counting all the volunteers who organized and conducted the campaign in a variety of ways across campus, more than 1,000 employees were actively involved in the campaign.
The 2013 Campus Campaign is also able to boast the highest number of individual departments with employees striving to reach 100 percent participation. Twenty-eight departments are able to claim distinct â€śblue-ribbonâ€ť status.
The following departments reached 100 percent participation:
African American Male Initiative
Alumni and Development
Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center
Audiology and Speech Pathology
Business Information Systems
Chancellors Leadership Corps
College of Business, Deanâ€™s Office
Construction Management and Civil and Construction Engineering
Economics and Finance
Graduate Institute of Technology
Information Technology Minor
Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education
Sequoyah Research Center
Testing and Student Life Research
Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration
The UALR Campus Campaign is an effort in which full-time, benefits eligible employees are encouraged to donate to the area of their choosing.
For more information about supporting UALRâ€™s Campus Campaign or to learn about the variety of volunteer opportunities available for the 2014 fundraising efforts, contact Director of Annual Giving Sarah Lindsey Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org.