IUP’s annual University Family Drive kicks off today, seeking to raise money for departments and programs from 550 employees.
The university sees the Family Drive as a way to show alumni and state leaders that IUP’s employees are dedicated to the university’s mission, and in turn are worthy of their support. In addition, IUP says giving to the University Family Drive enhances the student experience and will encourage students to give when they become alumni.
The drive is also important because if the number of individual donors increases from last year, or if the total dollars increase, IUP will be rewarded with additional budget funding from the State System.
The University Family Drive runs through April 4th. Donors may designate their gifts to their own departments, to any scholarship fund they choose, or to any fund within the Foundation for IUP.