JSU Unveils $17.5 Million Capital Campaign
University will officially mark the beginning of the public phase of
its $17.5 million capital campaign -- which already has raised more
than 85 percent of the goal in less than half the allotted time -- during
an April 8 gala to celebrate early success.
Warren, JSU's director of institutional development, said the purpose
of the gala is to thank those who contributed during the leadership
phase of the campaign.
funding cannot keep JSU on the cutting edge -- that requires private
and corporate support to bolster quality programs, to give adequate
scholarships, and to recruit the best professors," Warren said.
gala will be an opportunity for the public to experience the synergy
of JSU's historically largest and most successful fund-raising effort
and to learn how to become a part of what's going on at this dynamic
more than $15 million during the campaign's "silent" phase, which Warren
termed "a tradition in fund-raising in which you do not go public in
the campaign's infancy until you've established internal support and
established momentum." The by-invitation-only event will show prospective
donors how they can match personal areas of interest with institutional
needs in order to complete the campaign, which is titled "The Power
of 125...Join the Celebration."
of support from employees, alumni, corporations, and community leaders
in the previous 27 months quickly solidified portions of the university's
master plan and gave partial backing for a detailed list of other academic
and institutional goals.
which began in January 2004 and ends in 2008 during the university's
125th anniversary celebration, supports projects including a new performing
arts center, a classroom building, improvements to athletics facilities,
scholarships, endowed chairs and professorships, and centers of excellence.
gala, guests will enjoy an evening of music and dining, including a
brief presentation by campaign leaders, including JSU President William
A. Meehan; Clarence Daugette, III, of Gadsden, president of JSU's International
Endowment Foundation; and Bob Kennamer of Anniston, campaign co-chairman.
information about JSU's capital campaign, contact Warren at 256-782-5608.
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