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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

From the President

Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Faculty and Staff Appeal Update

I am happy to report that the 2018 Faculty and Staff Appeal, which wraps up May 31, has reached 90 percent of its goal.

Whether you made a one-time donation or chose a payroll deduction throughout the year, you are helping Buffalo State students purchase textbooks, conduct research, study abroad, and attend academic conferences, among other things.

Contributions to the appeal also help with life’s unexpected obstacles. For example, one student could not afford to fly home to attend the funeral of a parent who died during the semester. The appeal’s emergency fund covered that flight. If you are looking for a fund that directly assists students in their time of need, I would ask you to consider contributing to the emergency fund (No. 310407, Student Support).

Multiple funds and scholarships within the Faculty and Staff Appeal lift students up. Students who otherwise might have to discontinue their studies because they can’t pay a bill or purchase books can stay in school thanks to the generosity of our campus. 

To everyone who has already made a contribution, please accept my sincere thanks. I also would like to thank the members of this year’s appeal committee—Rebecca Catalano, Brian Dubenion, Carolyn Fusco, Mario Hicks, Tamara Horstman-Riphahn, Megan Keogh, Lisa Krieger, and Holly Quicksey—for their hard work.

There is still time to contribute before the appeal’s conclusion. Please drop your contribution forms off in the Institutional Advancement Office, Cleveland 304, before May 31. If you have any questions, contact Mario Hicks, appeal coordinator, 878-3467.