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March 31, 2014

Campus Community Campaign Launches Today; Goal Is 100 Percent Participation

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Old Dominion's Campus Community Campaign 2014, "Building Foundations for Brighter Futures," kicks off today and runs through May 16. The purpose of the annual fund drive is to make a difference for ODU students, faculty and staff, and CCC organizers ideally would like to have 100 percent participation from faculty and staff.

Employees who contribute $100 or more will automatically be entered in a drawing to win a paid reserved parking space for one year. At the end of the campaign, an ice cream party will be awarded to the first vice presidential unit or college to reach 100 percent participation, and to the two units or colleges with the highest donor participation rate.

Campaign gifts may be made via payroll deduction, check or credit card, and designated for university priorities (unrestricted funds), athletic priorities or "other." Contributions in the "other" category may be targeted, for example, to a college or department, the library, a specific sports program, a specific academic or athletic scholarship, or the Alumni Association, to name a few.

The gifts of those employees who selected payroll deduction as their method of payment during last year's campaign will roll over automatically into this year's campaign if they wish to contribute the same amount. These employees do not have to fill out a form.

However, if these employees want to make an additional gift to ODU, increase their payroll deduction amount or change their designation, they should fill out a new pledge form. For questions about payroll deduction, contact Sarah Rock at srock@odu.edu.

A leadership gift of $1,000 or more to any ODU annual operating fund qualifies you for membership in the Lewis W. Webb Jr. Society. Unrestricted annual gifts are especially important to ODU as they provide President John R. Broderick with financial flexibility to continue making Old Dominion University competitive and successful. To learn more about the Webb Society, click here.

Robert Wojtowicz, professor of art history and associate dean for research and graduate studies in the College of Arts and Letters, and Debra Bell, preservation coordinator at Perry Library, are serving as co-chairs for the campaign.

"Whether you are a member of our outstanding faculty or our dedicated staff, your hard work contributes to Old Dominion University's success. It is an honor and a pleasure to be part of such a remarkable group. Join us in building foundations for brighter futures," they wrote in a letter to members of the campus community.