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The 2001 Faculty/Staff Annual Fund campaign topped its goal of $105,000 by 4 percent, taking in $109,715 from nearly 600 members of the university community.

A total of 592 employees (including faculty emeriti), or 29 percent, made contributions to the campaign, run by the Office of Development. The average gift increased from $168.06 last year to $185.33 this year.

Student Services edged out last year's winner of the trophy for highest rate of participation, the Office of the President, 76 percent to 74 percent.

Other campaign highlights included:

- Academic Affairs and Athletics tied for the highest percentage of goal (123 percent), followed by Administration and Finance (104 percent) and Perry Library (100 percent).

- The College of Business and Public Administration raised the most money, $15,099, which represents an average gift of $296.05 from 51 donors.

- The Faculty Emeriti Association posted the highest average gift ($627.22).

- The environmental health and safety office recorded the highest participation rate by office or department. Tom Longo, who headed the effort, won four Tides baseball tickets.

- Perry Library recorded the highest payroll deduction rate (100 percent).

- Donna Meeks, volunteer representative for Administration and Finance, was recognized for having the largest number of employees to solicit (565).

- Gary Crossman, associate professor of engineering technology, won the drawing for a one-year reserved parking space. Employees who contributed $100 or more to the Annual Fund were eligible to win.

- Jeanie Kline, director of distance learning operations, won the drawing for two season tickets to either the Monarchs or Lady Monarchs home basketball games. Employees who contributed $100 or more as a designated gift to the Big Blue Club were eligible to win.

This article was posted on: April 24, 2001

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