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    MAY 4, 2006
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Celebration to mark campaign success

For Temple University’s first comprehensive faculty and staff campaign, this has been an amazing year. And now the time has come to say “Thank you!”

Temple employees are invited to Mitten Hall today at noon for a lunch, donated by Sodexho, to celebrate the success of “Together for Temple,” the faculty and staff campaign.

“This has been an extremely important effort for Temple,” President David Adamany said. “It is clear the faculty and staff truly believe in Temple’s ability to change the lives of young people. And we are very grateful for this support.”

So far, more than 2,200 employees have made a gift or commitment to the “Together for Temple” campaign, which now totals more than $6.7 million. All gifts made by faculty and staff between July 1, 2002, and Dec. 31, 2009, will be included in the overall total as part of the comprehensive campaign for the University.

“Temple’s faculty and staff have made an extraordinary effort,” Vice President Stuart Sullivan said.

“When we visit with alumni, it’s great to tell them about the support we have already received here on campus. The efforts of the faculty and staff lay the foundation for so much of the success we experience with alumni nationwide,” Sullivan said.

Today’s lunch celebration, like the campaign kickoff in September, will feature prizes and fun, plus free food.

Employees can win a mountain bike, restaurant gift certificates, iPod music players, a digital camcorder, a portable DVD player and tennis rackets, as well as tickets to the Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Zoo, Dorney Park and the Philadelphia Liberty dinner cruise.

Although the celebration lunch is designed to thank employees for their support, it’s not too late to give to the faculty/staff effort. Donations made through June 30 are included in the “Together for Temple” campaign totals for this year.

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 service projects or medical, dental and legal services for underserved populations.

In addition, there are opportunities to help the University Libraries, Temple University Press, Temple University Health System, 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.

“This is going to be a great year for the faculty and staff campaign, and these gifts will have a direct impact on the exciting changes that are transforming Temple,” Sullivan said.