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Thursday, July 11, 2013
Contact: Dave Wellman, Director of Communications (304) 696-7153
MU Foundation surpasses goal in 630 by 6/30 challenge campaign
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Marshall University Office of Development surpassed an ambitious fundraising goal in June, helping the MU Foundation finish the fiscal year on a strong note.
A one-month campaign, called “MU Challenge 630 by 6/30,” raised more than $78,000 – including two endowed scholarship gifts totaling $32,000, according to Griffin Talbott, director of annual giving.
The goal was for 630 donors to make contributions during the month of June. Overall, 648 donors gave to the campaign.
Dr. Greg Crews and Dr. Dallas Nibert, who have a family dentistry practice in Huntington, agreed to contribute $10,000 when the goal of 630 donors was met.
“The MU Challenge 630 by 6/30 was a huge success,” Talbott said. “Thanks to Drs. Greg Crews and Dallas Nibert. They were the first to offer a challenge gift.”
Talbott was thrilled with the success of the challenge campaign. He praised Marshall alumni, friends and family for their contributions. Christine Anderson, assistant vice president with the MU Foundation, said she also is grateful to all who contributed.
“We are grateful to Drs. Greg Crews and Dallas Nibert for serving as examples in our first-ever challenge campaign,” she said. “Our success is made possible by the partnerships we have with our friends and alumni and they are certainly a testament to that.”