Society of Yeager Scholars Alumni's Now More than Ever Campaign
On July 7, 2009, our Society of Yeager Scholars Development Committee announce the three year, Society of Yeager Scholars Alumni's Now More than Ever Campaign, a $75,000 campaign to help secure the future quality and excellence of one of the nation's premier honors scholarship programs. In our last campaign the Society of Yeager Scholars raised over $65,000. We achieved this goal by raising an average gift of $923 per Yeager Scholar alumni donor. If we can duplicate this accomplishment we will meet our 2009 campaign goal.
As of December 8, 2009, the Society of Yeager Scholars Alumni's Now More than Ever campaign has raised in gifts and pledges over $58,000 and we have two and one half years to raise the balance!
The purpose of this alumni campaign is to keep faith with our biggest donors and supporters. Our goal is to raise $75,000 over three years. Whatever you are willing to pledge today, you may pay over time through July 1, 2012.
To make a gift, we ask that you direct your gift to "Yeager Scholars Greatest Needs." The Yeager Scholars program senior leadership uses this flexible fund to address the most pressing needs at any given time. Our immediate and critical need is to use all money raised to underwrite the current Yeager scholarships. This fund is not endowed or invested in the stock market.
If you prefer to contribute to an endowed fund, we suggest either the Joseph W. Hunnicutt, III Endowment for Yeager Scholars or our Society of Yeager Scholars Endowment.
You can make your pledge one of several ways.
(1). Electronically. Please visit the Marshall University Foundation website at www.marshalluniversityfoundation.com and click "Give Online Now" Click yes on the "Is this a pledge payment" circle on the form. Next, go down to "I would like my gift to benefit" and select Yeager Scholars Program from the drop down menu. Next, go to the questions/comment box at the bottom of the form. Here, you can direct your gift by typing Yeager Greatest Needs, Joe Hunnicutt Endowment, Yeager Alumni Endowment or other endowment of your choice. In this section you may also explain your 3-year pledge. For example, "I'm making a 3 year pledge of $3,000 – my 1st installment is made today. Please send my pledge reminders in November of the next 2 years."
(2). Traditionally. To make a gift using the traditional way, you can open and print the attached copy of our 2009 Society of Yeager Scholar's Alumni donor pledge card. Fill out the card with your gift and/or pledge and mail the donor pledge card with you check to The Society of Yeager Scholars, Marshall University, One John Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV 25755. Make all checks out to Marshall University Foundation, and print "SYS Greatest Needs," Joe Hunnicutt, or SYS Alumni Endowment on the memo line of your check.
Whether you are able to give a gift at this time or not, please know that all you have done for the Society of Yeager Scholars is sincerely appreciated. If you have any questions, or need further information, please contact Bob Galardi at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone him at 304-696-3336.
Society of Yeager Scholars
One John Marshall Drive
230 Old Main
Huntington, WV 25755