DeLancey and Kincaid Lead Faculty and Staff Campaign in “The Power of One”

Julia DeLancey, associate professor of art, and David Kincaid, assistant director of the Career Center, are co-chairs to Truman’s Faculty and Staff Campaign. Recently, faculty and staff received information about supporting the Truman Foundation through the 2009 Faculty and Staff Campaign from volunteer “area coordinators” representing various departments.

The University annually asks alumni, trustees, community businesses, parents, faculty and staff to invest in Truman. The Faculty and Staff Campaign includes goals to raise $150,000 and reach a faculty and staff participation rate of 60 percent. Gifts support scholarships, study abroad opportunities, faculty development and research, departmental needs, cultural programs, the library, athletic programs and more.

The theme for this year’s campaign is “The Power of One,” which illustrates how one individual’s gift, of any size, boosts the overall participation rate and directly impacts funding from outside constituencies, such as corporations and foundations.

This year faculty and staff will have a new option to designate where their contribution is used. In response to the current economic climate, the University developed the “Investing in Students” initiative to help students and their families who are experiencing financial hardship. “Investing in Students” is a fund that will provide direct relief to these students in the form of grants, loans or service stipends for the 2009-2010 academic year. Log on to to find out more about the Faculty and Staff Campaign and the “Investing in Students” initiative.

The campaign will continue through April 3, however, all gifts received from July 1, 2008-June 30, 2009 will be counted toward the campaign. There will be a drawing April 1 to give away prize packages to faculty and staff. Faculty and staff who have donated this fiscal year are automatically entered in the drawing. For those wishing to enter, stop by the Office of Advancement in McClain Hall 100, and fill out an entry form. No donation is required.

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