BGSU faculty, staff, retirees give $1 million back

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Bowling Green State University faculty, staff and retirees gave more than $1 million in gifts and pledges to the University's Family Campaign during the fiscal year that ended June 30.

The 2007 goal was $700,000 in cash and 56 percent participation. The campaign exceeded its cash goal and ended with $801,325 in cash and 53.58 percent participation. The contributions will be used for scholarships and a host of campus programs and services.

“The momentum the campus has created with Family Campaign is tremendous. It sends a very positive message to our alumni and friends that the people closest to BGSU truly believe in our mission and support it generously,” said Michelle Banks, director of annual giving and Family Campaign coordinator.

Many corporations and foundations consider an institution's faculty and staff giving levels when awarding grants and contributions. In addition, all gifts for Family Campaign count toward BGSU's $120 million Building Dreams Campaign.

Since its inception in 1999, the Family Campaign has raised $8.29 million.

“That is a true testament to the generosity of our faculty, staff and retirees,” Banks said. “When you consider the impact $8 million can have on our campus and for our students, it's remarkable.”

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(Posted August 08, 2007)