Lawrence Technological University celebrated the success of its 2016 Faculty and Staff Campaign with a luncheon for donors Tuesday, announcing several fundraising records.
The campaign topped its donation goal, raising $92,705 from nearly 300 faculty and staff, up 15 percent from last year’s total raised. Of full-timers, 79 percent of faculty and staff participated in the campaign.
Twelve academic and operational departments reached 100 percent participation in the campaign. They were: admissions, athletics, business services, engineering technology, financial aid, human resources, the College of Management, marketing and public affairs, the president’s office, the provost’s office, the registrar’s office, and university advancement. Admissions, with 24 staffers, was the largest department to hit 100 percent participation.
The architecture and design dean’s office, the biomedical engineering department, the electrical and computer engineering department, the library, the Mechanical Engineering department, and the student affairs office were also congratulated for topping the campaign’s goal of 80 percent faculty and staff participation.
The registrar’s office, the electrical and computer engineering department, the natural sciences department, and the Mechanical Engineering department were also recognized for having the most improved donation totals in the campaign.
Of this year’s participants, 57 were first-time donors, around one in five of all faculty and staff donors. That’s up from last year, when only one in seven donors was a first-timer.
Taking home the Division Cup, recognizing the first department to reach 100 percent participation in the campaign, was financial aid. The Campaign Cup, which goes to the LTU college with the highest participation by full-time employees, went to the College of Management.