Monday, December 6, 2010

SC State University’s Division of Institutional Advancement has announced their goal of raising $3 million for the institution. With the University’s stringent budget cuts for the last two fiscal years, Anthony Holloman, vice-president for Institutional Advancement, has elicited the assistance of alumni and the Orangeburg community to continue supporting the University and its talented students.

Although a rigorous goal, accomplishing this feat may be possible through the implementation of several initiatives, including the recently announced mobile giving campaign, a phonathon, annual fund mailings, and major gift fundraising, including individuals who are considering a gift of $10,000 or more to the University. The Division is also working with various corporations and foundations to commit to multi-year giving to our institution.

The mobile giving campaign was launched in September and has already garnered the support of alumni and patrons. To offer your support, text Bulldog to 52000 and a donation of $10 will go towards SC State University’s $3 million goal.

A University phonathon took place last month. SC State announced a joint venture with Wilson-Bennett Technology, Inc. in an effort to raise funds through telephone contact. The partnership was a success, as $195,000 was raised during the campaign. Alumni may also expect additional solicitation in the form of an annual fund appeal. A previous appeal was disseminated in the second quarter of 2010.

“We are using all vehicles to motivate everyone to give,” says Holloman. “If you are enthralled with technology, then the most convenient way for you to give may be by utilizing our mobile giving efforts. If you feel more comfortable with mailing your contribution to our offices, then the annual fund appeal will be the best alternative. We want to ensure that we satisfy all facets of our community,” notes Holloman. “We must do all that we can to satisfy the needs of our students and to continue our legacy of excellence. With your continued assistance, we can reach our $3 million goal.”

For additional information, call the Division of Institutional Advancement at (803) 516-4616.