The 2015-16 Faculty and Staff Campaign was officially kicked off on Nov. 3 with a presentation in the UTLC Gallery. This year’s goal is to have 80 percent of full-time employees join in the effort to raise $75,000 by February 2016.
This year’s campaign will be led by three co-chairs: Scott Trudeau, director of recreation, athletics and wellness, representing the University’s administration; Diane Sobania, undergraduate applications specialist in the Office of Admissions, representing staff; and Associate Professor Srikant Raghavan of the College of Management, representing the faculty.
The campaign will be coordinated by Lauren Morris, director of alumni relations and annual giving in the Office of University Advancement. “This year we are really focused on increasing the participation rate for full-time employees. We’ve set an ambitious goal that would show that the people who work here are committed to the success of our students,” she said.
Another new goal this year is to wrap up the campaign outreach by the end of the 2015 calendar year, even though the final deadline for contributions is Feb. 1, 2016.
The co-chairs will be assisted by campaign leaders from various departments across campus – Michelle Butkovich, Patty Castelli, Ken Cook, Reka Dobbins, Lisa Kujawa, Joyce McKissen and Kingman Yee. Over the next few weeks LTU students will join them in making presentations to faculty and staff, which will give everyone the unique opportunity to hear firsthand accounts of the impact of donor support.
Faculty and staff can choose from a number of different projects and funds to support – including student scholarships, facilities, and academic research and technology.
Gifts to this annual campaign demonstrate to other potential donors and funding partners that employees are invested in the success of Lawrence Tech and its students. Gifts of any size will make a difference, especially in helping reach the goal of 80 percent participation by full-time employees.
Progress toward the $75,000 goal will be tracked at lawrencetech.net/aboutFSC, as well as participation overall and by department.
Faculty and staff can visit lawrencetech.net/FSC to make their gifts and to learn more about the campaign.