Bradley seniors make a lasting impression
For the third year in a row, Bradley seniors plan to leave their mark on campus by supporting the Cullom-Davis Library’s book endowment fund.
The Bradley Ambassadors, Bradley’s student-alumni organization, lead the effort to encourage seniors to give to the fund. Kate Santine ‘05, president of the Bradley Ambassadors, said, “Graduating seniors can donate money to the book endowment fund. In the future, the library will use the interest from the endowment fund to purchase new books as needed every year. Seniors chose the book endowment fund because it helps all future students, regardless of their major.”
The names of seniors who donate will be engraved on an obelisk in the entry way of the library. Additionally, each of the books acquired from the endowment will have a tag inside mentioning which class purchased it.
Shelly Smith MA ‘93, senior director of the Bradley Fund, said, “I think it is wonderful that the Senior Class of 2005 has the opportunity to leave an important legacy on campus. Not only will their gifts improve the library’s collection, but they will enhance the educational experience for future students in perpetuity.”
Sweeten the deal with the Shea Challenge
Tim Shea '70, a longtime Bradley athletics booster who made the lead gift to acquire Bradley's new soccer venue Shea Stadium, is offering all alumni, parents and friends of Bradley a chance to double their gift to the University. Gifts of at least $100 made before May 31 will be matched by Tim, up to $2,500. He has pledged to match up to $1 million --- a sweet deal for Bradley University! Jim Nolan ‘06 and Kurt Thomas ‘07 are two of the many students who will benefit from your gift. For more details visit the Shea Challenge Web site or call 1-800-327-7886.
Bradley for Bradley 2004 faculty-staff campaign a success
The Bradley for Bradley 2004 Faculty-Staff Campaign concluded with another successful year. The goal was $190,000 in gifts and pledges to the University.
Employees contributed $222,340 in gifts and pledges. The national average is $125,000 - $150,000 for like institutions and represents a 21% increase in giving by Bradley faculty and staff from the 2003 campaign.
“We are very pleased with these results. We continue to see growth each year, with this year being the highest giving total by faculty and staff since the Centennial Campaign in 1995,” said Tom Hammerton, executive director of development.
Gifts were designated to specific areas or departments and the Bradley Fund. “When our outside constituents see the strong support by Bradley employees, they are more eager to join in and support the University themselves,” Hammerton said.
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