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Campus Community Campaign donations top $199,000

More than 900 members of the Old Dominion University community contributed a total of $199,061 to the 2009 Campus Community Campaign, the annual fund drive to support academic and athletic priorities.

Although the final amount fell short of the campaign target by 16 percent, and the 910 donors was 7 percent shy of the participation goal, campaign organizers were pleased with the outcome, especially in light of the troubling economic times.

"I am more than happy with the campaign's results this year," said Dawn Richardson, acting director of the Dominion Fund. "Each year I am motivated by the financial support our faculty and staff give to their university. This year, in particular, I am thrilled that so many of us came together in spite of the state of the economy."

The College of Business and Public Administration and the College of Arts and Letters posted the highest participation rates among the giving units - 90 percent and 78 percent, respectively - and won an ice cream social for their employees. Carlisa Merritt and Katrina Davenport were the volunteer coordinators for the business college. Janet Katz, who co-chaired the overall campaign with Kwanza Hood, served as volunteer coordinator for the College of Arts and Letters.

Adolphus Hailstork, professor and eminent scholar of music, won the drawing for a paid reserved parking space for one year. The contest was open to employees who contributed $100 or more.

The following giving units achieved their participation goals in the campaign (volunteer coordinators are also listed):

• Human Resources (Kathy Williamson)

• VP/Budget/Audit Area (Donna Meeks)

• Distance Learning (Anita Wiggins-Bailey)

• Public Safety (Rick Minney)

• President's Office, Development and Alumni Relations (Brandi Valet)

• Student Affairs (Evette Brooks)

• Office of Research.

The following units reached 100 percent or more of their contribution goals:

• Auxiliary Services (Bob Olson)

• Facilities Management (Patricia King)

• Finance (Rick Fisher)

• Human Resources (Kathy Williamson)

• Materiel Management (Kwanza Hood)

• VP/Budget/Audit (Donna Meeks)

• Institutional Advancement (Angela Rioux and Bill Heffelfinger)

• Office of Research.

This article was posted on: July 2, 2009

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