Campus Campaign raises more than $650,000

In fiscal year 2020, Campus Campaign raised $657,252 from retirees, faculty and staff to all BGSU funds

Campus Campaign has completed its 2020 fiscal year, after COVID-19 left many Bowling Green State University students in need of funding for living after many lost their jobs.

The University-wide effort supports all areas of BGSU with a particular focus this year on student scholarships, Student Emergency Fund, and BGSU Firelands Emergency Fund.

In fiscal year 2020, Campus Campaign raised $657,252 from retirees, faculty and staff to all BGSU funds.

Since March, $47,309.60 was raised from retirees, faculty and staff for the Student Emergency Fund and Firelands Emergency Aid for Students Fund to help students with basic living expenses and other hardships due to COVID-19.

“This year, COVID-19 disrupted our lives like we never could have imagined and hundreds of students found themselves unsure of how they would pay for basic necessities,” said Sara Thompson, assistant director of Annual Giving. “BGSU retirees and employees have donated nearly $50,000 to the Student Emergency Fund and the Firelands Emergency Aid for Students Fund. These gifts allowed students to pay for rent, groceries and internet access to complete coursework. This generosity demonstrates the true support we have within the Falcon community.”

The next Campus Campaign runs from July 1 to June 30, 2021 and hopes to continue to provide BGSU students with experiences and programs that allow them to stand out in their future. The campaign has raised over $16 million to benefit students, programs and initiatives across the University.