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Get Back On Board for the All University Campaign

By: Kathleen Tuck   Published 8:59 am / August 19, 2009

Faculty and staff are invited once again to get on board for this year’s employee giving campaign, “All Aboard to Destination Distinction.” Members of a committee co-chaired by Stacy Pearson, vice president for finance and administration, and Pat Shannon, dean of the College of Business and Economics, will meet with employees over the next four months to communicate how employee giving benefits student scholarships, university programs and the campaign as a whole.

“All Aboard to Destination Distinction” is a fitting description of the committee’s goal to increase the number of faculty and staff who make a tax-deductible gift to Boise State each year. Last year, employees increased their level of giving from 11 percent to 25 percent by Dec. 31, 2008. This year’s goal is 30 percent.

The reason for this goal is simple. Whether employees give in support of a particular college, department, program or scholarship, gifts from faculty and staff send a message to alumni and friends that those closest to the university understand the need for and support the Destination Distinction campaign.

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From left, standing: Carol Martin, Matt Kohn, Robin Allen, Sara Ahten, Scott Taylor, Susan Henggeler, Bob Hay, Rita Nuxoll, Francisco Salinas, Ross Burkhart, Kathleen Tuck, Michel Bourgeau. Seated: Betty Miller, Linda Osgood, Molly Gribb, James Brownson, Dusty Bodie, Heather Carlson, Rachael Bickerton. Not pictured: Stacy Pearson, Pat Shannon, Del Parkinson, Greg Patton, Bill Lathen, Bill Parrett, Maggie Chase, Jared Everett, Christine McCoy, Josh Wilkins, Rika Clement.

Employee gifts also demonstrate pride in being part of the university community. And because they work here and are invested in the success of the university, faculty and staff know first hand how their gifts can make a difference in a program or in the life of a student.

As an added incentive, everyone who makes a gift during the 2009-10 academic year will receive an “I’m On Board” lapel pin, and one donor each week will be randomly selected to receive $25 in Bronco Bucks. The units with the highest participation rates at the end of the campaign, as well as the biggest increases in participation, will be invited to a special recognition reception.

Learn more about this year’s All-University Campaign online.