Marshall Foundation kicks off 30-day donor challenge

MarshallChallengeSlideThe Office of Development  kicked off “MU Challenge: 630 by 6/30”  June 1. It will continue through Thursday, June 30.

“We want 630 donors to the annual fund by June 30 in order to have a strong closing for our fiscal year,” said Griffin Talbott, director of annual giving.  “It’s an ambitious goal, but Marshall has the most generous alumni, friends and family. Any gift, no matter what amount, will help us reach it.”

In addition, Dr. Greg Crews and Dr. Dallas Nibert, who have a family dentistry practice in Huntington, have agreed to contribute $10,000 to the annual fund when the goal of 630 donors is reached, Talbott said.  Nibert is a 2003 Marshall alumnus with a B.S. in biological sciences.

“Marshall alumni in particular should watch their e-mails for the announcement of this campaign,” said Christine Anderson, associate vice president for development. “We encourage anyone to take part and be counted, whether they’ve attended Marshall or not.”

Talbot said that in addition to e-mails to alumni, the campaign will include Web ( and social media presences.