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    FEBRUARY 23, 2006
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Faculty/staff campaign has record support

Launched in September, “Together for Temple” — the institution’s first Universitywide campaign for faculty and staff — is drawing strong, broad support from across the campus.

Already, more than 1,000 employees have made gifts and commitments.

Overall, more than $6.5 million has been raised, more than any amount given by Temple employees in the past.

“We are thrilled with the response from Temple’s employees. This is a tremendous start for the faculty and staff campaign,” said Stuart Sullivan, vice president for development and alumni affairs.

“The support we’ve seen so far shows that Temple employees truly understand the importance of philanthropic support of the University. They want to be a part of making Temple one of the best urban research institutions in the nation,” Sullivan said.

“In every college and department, people are coming together to make a difference,” said Richard Englert, deputy provost, dean of the University College and a co-chair of the faculty and staff campaign. “Temple is entering a new era, and its faculty and staff are leading the way.”

Together for Temple had its kickoff Sept. 28, with more than 1,000 people gathered in the Liacouras Center for entertainment, prizes and a motivational talk by Philadelphia sports and business legend Pat Croce.

The campaign encourages employees to support virtually any school, college or program at Temple.

Gifts can help build student scholarships, and transform the campus through projects like Alter Hall, the new School of Medicine building or the relocation of the Tyler School of Art.

Donors may also elect to support Temple’s programs that touch the lives of those in the North Philadelphia area, like the Partnership Schools program, community services projects or medical, dental and legal services for underserved populations.

In addition, there are opportunities to help the University Libraries, Temple University Press, athletics or research projects.

Gifts can come through a variety of means, from single payments to monthly payroll deductions and planned gifts. For more information about the campaign, and to make a gift online, go to www.fscampaign.temple.edu.

Look for additional announcements about “Together for Temple” in your e-mail. Plans have also begun for a thank-you celebration tentatively planned for early May.

- By Ray Betzner