January 29, 2001 Vol. V, No. 9

CSUN's State Employees Campaign Marks Another Success

Total Donations and Number of Donors Increase Over Prior Years

Cal State Northridge's California State Employees Campaign-held this school year with the theme "Strengthening Our Connections"-had a very successful outcome with major increases in both dollars raised and numbers of donors.

The campaign, held from November 8 through December 8, grew to $70,000 pledged and 520 donors this year, compared to $53,500 pledged and 417 donors in the prior year.

"The California State Employees Campaign has been a successful program for CSUN over the years," said CSUN President Jolene Koester. "This is in large part due to the generosity and commitment to service that exists among the faculty and staff here, as well as the strong leadership the campaign has enjoyed."

"I feel very proud being a part of CSUN when I see so much generosity and spirit of giving at the university. Contributors to this campaign have really made a difference in people's lives," added Susan Curzon, dean of the University Library and one of the campaign's co-chairs.

Twenty-one CSUN employees were recognized as members of the "Golden Bear Society" for giving at the leadership level of $500 or more. That is an increase of 12 donors at that level compared to the prior year.

On Thursday, January 25, President Koester hosted a reception at her house to thank the many campus volunteers who made this year's campaign a success.

The campaign was headed this year by library Dean Susan Curzon, Dean of the College of Business Administration and Economics Bill Hosek, and Faculty President Diane Schwartz.

This year's success continued the growth pattern set in prior years by Provost Louanne Kennedy, Chief Information Officer Spero Bowman and Sabrina Rife, Bowman's assistant. In each of the prior two years, the CSUN campaign had grown by more than $10,000 and 100 donors.

For more information about the campaign, contact Greg Buesing at x2136 or Veronica Grant at x4400 in University Advancement.

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