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The Old Dominion University community once again exceeded its Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign goal, raising more than $140,000 for local, regional,
national and international charitable organizations, including area United Way agencies.

Pledges through Jan. 2 totaled $140,423, or 8 percent above the $130,000 goal.

"I wish to extend my heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in this worthwhile campaign. Through our collective efforts, we are helping to meet
the needs of those less fortunate who rely on the support of charitable organizations and agencies," said Karen Travis, assistant vice president
for institutional advancement, who headed the campaign for the second straight year.

The following campus divisions exceeded their goals:
• President's area, consisting of the equal opportunity/affirmative action, university counsel and president's offices;
• Institutional advancement;
• Academic affairs central, consisting of the following areas: academic affairs/consortium, career management, distance learning, higher education
centers, international programs, library, registrar and University College;
• Development office;
• College of Sciences; and
• Darden College of Education.

Institutional advancement recorded the highest participation rate by far (74 percent), followed by the development office (52 percent), the Darden
College of Education (49 percent) and the College of Health Sciences (46 percent).

Overall, 837 members of the campus community participated, for a rate of 38.6 percent; the average gift was $167.91.

This article was posted on: January 22, 2008

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Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.