During this year’s Marquette University Community Campaign, the College of Education achieved record participation with over 93% of full-time faculty, professional administrators and staff making gifts. Contributions went primarily toward student scholarships and supporting vital community organizations. In attaining its own high water mark for giving, the College generated the highest rate of participation among all schools and colleges at the institution.
Commenting on the campaign outcomes, Dean Bill Henk noted, “it’s deeply gratifying to work with such caring and generous colleagues. Our College of Education community can take great pride in supporting the campaign so enthusiastically.”
The campaign represents an opportunity for Marquette employees to donate to the university’s Annual Fund — especially for scholarship aid; the United Performing Arts Fund, which assists performing arts organizations in southeastern Wisconsin; and United Way, which supports local health and human service programs. In addition to scholarship aid, employees can also contribute to other Marquette initiatives.
Overall, the 2010 university campaign resulted in $275,405 in donations from 590 employees, exceeding the campaign goal by more than $20,000. The gift total also represented an increase of more than $30,000 compared with last year’s campaign.