Currently, 61 percent of UD faculty and staff members have contributed to the Faculty/Staff Annual Fund Campaign. Faculty and staff will receive one more appeal this month via campus mail for the campaign, which ends with the fiscal year on May 31, 2013.
"Already, this is the second highest participation rate I've seen in my eight years at UD," said Jim Livernois, director of annual giving programs. "Only 31 more faculty and staff contributions are needed in order for us to reach our goal of 70 percent participation."
Departments and offices with 100 percent participation are Advancement, Athletics, Business Office, Business Services, Campus Safety, Constantin College Dean's Office, Facilities, Health Center, Human Resources, Journalism, Music, Physics, Post Office, President's Office, Provost's Office and the Office of Student Life.
The Braniff Graduate School Dean's Office and the Rome & Summer Programs Office have achieved 75 percent participation. Admissions and Financial Aid, Chemistry, the College of Business, Education, IT, Philosophy, the School of Ministry and Theology have reached 50 percent.
"While the amount of your gift is not unimportant, participation is the main goal of the campaign," said Livernois.
Faculty and staff members can make their gifts to the Faculty/Staff Annual Fund Campaign here or visit the Advancement Office in Carpenter Hall to pick up a pledge form.