The Fredonia College Foundation is launching its 2008-09 All-Campus Appeal Monday, Sept. 15, encouraging faculty and staff members to make a gift to the current "Doors to Success" campaign.
As a special incentive for payroll deduction gifts directed to specific endowments, the Fredonia College Foundation Board of Directors has authorized $60,000 in 1-for-2 matching funding.
The incentive is effective as of Oct. 1, and means that any gift made via payroll deduction to a specific endowment by an individual will be increased by 50 percent (up to a maximum of $500).
The targeted funds may be any new or existing endowments, including program endowments, endowed scholarships, building towards endowment funds, and Doors to Opportunity pooled endowment fund accounts.
"The building of endowments translates into more available scholarships for deserving students and the development of new programs – all of which benefit student learning," Timothy Murphy, Development Director, said. (See his letter of appeal)
All faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the appeal through payroll deduction or with gifts of cash to the Fredonia College Foundation.
Information on how to give will be distributed to campus employees this month.
The Fredonia College Foundation is a private, non-profit corporation that exists solely to support the university. Gifts to the foundation provide the necessary funds for scholarships and other initiatives--such as library resources, equipment, exhibitions and performances--that state resources can no longer support at SUNY Fredonia.
The foundation was founded in 1964 during the presidency of Oscar A. Lanford to encourage and accept private gifts and endowments from individuals and corporations in order to support the students, faculty, and programs of the State University of New York at Fredonia.
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