Buffalo State College Foundation Launches 2008 Faculty and Staff Appeal

From the Vice President for Institutional Advancement
I am pleased to invite the faculty and staff at Buffalo State College to join me in supporting the 2008 Faculty and Staff Appeal. Since its inauguration in 1988, the Faculty and Staff Appeal has grown from 48 donors to 472, and the amount raised annually has increased from $3,800 to $151,000.

Your gifts have funded hundreds of scholarships and awards to Buffalo State College students, providing moneys for tuition and student fees, purchasing books, defraying the cost of health insurance, or even helping with the cost of transportation to and from campus. Whether based on achievement or financial need, without this financial assistance, many students would not be able to complete their degrees. There are many ways to help; scholarships and awards are available to students in every discipline. Or you may prefer to support a specific academic program, athletics, international education, or other area. A list of funds is available on the Web site.

Leading the Faculty and Staff Appeal this year are Dolores Battle, Claire Collier, Marian Deutschman, Mary Durlak, Carolyn Fusco, Maryruth Glogowski, Karen Johnson, Lisa Krieger, Marsha Moses, Holly Quicksey, Stephen Schwartz, Daniel Vélez, and Rita Zientek. We are grateful for the dedication they have demonstrated to Buffalo State. We also have nearly 70 departmental volunteers who are integral to our success, and their support, too, is appreciated. When you are contacted, I hope you will respond generously with a donation or pledge.

Sir Winston Churchill said, “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” Please join us in making a difference for the Buffalo State College community.