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  • Wilmington University Launches Second Proud Donor Campaign

  • Wilmington University's second annual Proud Donor Campaign kicks off on February 14, 2013.
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  • Wilmington University's second annual Proud Donor Campaign kicks off on February 14, 2013.
    The month-long campaign will offer WilmU faculty and staff the opportunity to support the Annual Fund. Every dollar of Annual Fund proceeds goes directly to student scholarships.
    Proud Donor Committee members at each site will be handing out candy bars and other goodies to all WilmU employees during the campaign. Proud Donor buttons will be distributed to each donor and their names will be entered in raffle drawings.
    A festive Cupcake Social is scheduled to wrap up the employee campaign at noon on March 15, featuring a grand prize raffle drawing. All sites will celebrate at the same time and share in each other's event via web conference. Scholarship recipients will also be in attendance at each location to show their appreciation.
    Last year's campaign efforts increased employee participation from 10 percent to an astounding 63 percent.
    "This just goes to show that this university is filled with generous employees who set the standard as Wilmington University 'Proud Donors,'" said University Alumni Associate Brandi Purcell. Along with Annual Fund Director Gloria Johnson, Brandi spearheads all events related to the Proud Donor Campaign.
    Anah Galloway, who graduates this year with a B.S. in Psychology, was one of the recipients of last year's scholarships.
    "To me, this scholarship means recognition of my hard work, with less of a financial burden on my mind," Galloway said. "WilmU offers unique accommodations so any student can succeed. This scholarship also means a chance to meet people who value education as much as I do. "
    For more information about how you can donate to Wilmington University's Annual Fund, visit www.wilmu.edu/alumni/funddrive/index.aspx.
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