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Annual Fund Employee Campaign ‘Rocks’ Campus

'PCT Rocks'The Institutional Advancement Office has kicked off the 2009-10 Annual Fund Employee Campaign by “rocking” Pennsylvania College of Technology. IA staff members traveled around main campus and other Penn College sites on April 16, handing out “PCT Rocks” to full-time and regular part-time staff and asking employees to add or renew their support for students through a gift to the 2009-10 Annual Fund. (If you were missed, send an e-mail and you, too, can say, “I got a rock.”)

Stained-glass rose to be awarded as grand prize in Annual Fund Employee Campaign drawing in August.The past year has seen some of the greatest economic challenges our country has ever faced, and in response, employees “rocked” the Annual Fund, making it stronger than ever!

Penn College employees put up a solid wall against financial challenges faced by students face, with a total of more than $81,000 in donations to the 2008-09 Annual Fund Employee Campaign. That’s a 15-percent increase over the previous year, and the number of employees making gifts to the Annual Fund also increased by 9 percent! That means more scholarship opportunities, more equipment upgrades and more improvements to facilities, all to help our students succeed.

Socket set among other prizes.Making a gift to the Annual Fund helps Penn College students overcome financial challenges. Donors can direct Annual Fund gifts to be used for a scholarship fund, for support of an academic division/instructional support area or a particular major, or to be used where the College sees the greatest need in meeting goals for providing scholarships, advancing technology, and enhancing program quality. Beginning with 2009-10, you can also direct your gift to support Penn College Athletics. If you have other ideas on ways to use your gift, send an e-mail or call Jim Finkler, annual giving officer, at ext. 7658.

Every contribution, of any size, is very important. Every gift helps students succeed.

The Annual Fund Office will hold another big drawing in early August for several great prizes. All employees who make a gift or pledge to the Annual Fund automatically will be entered into the drawing (unless you inform the officethat you’d prefer not to be included), and all other employees may enter by calling the Annual Fund Office at ext. 7658.

  • Grand PrizeStained Glass Picture (rose) crafted and donated by Keith Whitesel, instructor of electrical technology/occupations
  • First PrizeBlue Point 85-piece 3/8″ drive General Service socket set, donated by The College Store
  • Second and Third Prizes2009-10 membership to the Fitness Center donated by Penn College Athletics
  • Fourth Prize“Floral Morning” signed, numbered and matted (unframed) print by artist David Sebold, donated by the Penn College Foundation
  • Fifth and Sixth Prizes$25 gift card to Le Jeune Chef Restaurant donated by the School of Hospitality
  • Seventh PrizePizza Party (two sheet pizzas and beverages) for your office area, donated by Food Services

Please use the form you’ll be receiving via interoffice mail, get a printable form (PDF format) or make a gift online using a credit card. Return your gift form by June 19 if you wish to use payroll deduction beginning with the first pay of the new fiscal year, on July 3. Please also take a moment to consider choosing the option of automatically renewing your gift from year-to-year.

Every employee gift to the Annual Fund is very important. Thank you for helping students to succeed through support of the Annual Fund!

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