California State University, Stanislaus has a scholarship fund drive will be coming to a close on Thursday. The drive, known as One Purpose, is a six week campaign that was inaugurated last year.
Acting as the annual fundraising arm for California State University, Stanislaus, the drive provides academic scholarships to help students succeed. One Purpose relies on donations from the community, both individuals and corporations.
Last year, 175 volunteers and 750 donors raised $818,841; 50 percent of the donors who gave to the drive were first time donors to the university. In the drive’s final few days for this year, donors have been able to accumulate $214, 211 out of the 1 million dollar goal.
Donors have the opportunity to achieve various pledge levels from the Visionary donation pledge of 10,000 dollars to the Stanislaus State Ambassador donation pledge of $52 dollars.
The Visionary donation pledge includes the following gifts and perks:
-Donation of Portion of Pledge: $9,180
-Chrome License Plate Frame (2)
-2 tickets to a School of the Arts Performance or an Athletics Event of your choice
-Invitation for two to a 2016 University Speaker Series Special Event
-Invitation for Two to a 2016 President’s Appreciation Dinner and Program Recognition
-8 – 2016 Vines Tickets
-President for a day
Corporations are also welcome to donate with the 10,000 dollar Visionary pledge, $5,000 dollar Innovator pledge, or the $3,000 dollar Leader pledge. The Visionary pledge will include the following items:
-Logo/Name Recognition in Fall 2016 University Magazine
-Logo/Name included in One Spring 2016 Alumni eNewsletter
-Inclusion in 2016 Social Media Plan
-Full Page 2016 Vines Program Recognition
-Logo/Name recognition on Website 2016
Currently, around 170 students have benefitted from the One Purpose scholarship. This merit-based scholarship has been received by Modesto native Akaash Sharma and local Pitman High School graduate Marcelle Winkler.
“Every single person who has seen the faces of the students is motivated to fundraise for scholarships because they get to see the product of their work,” Frank Borrelli, Stanislaus State Support Services Manager, said. “The most important and motivating part of this campaign is that we are doing this for the students. One Purpose volunteers are focused on helping them achieve success, which makes a difference for the future of our Valley.”
Those interested in more information — or in giving to One Purpose — can contact the Division of University Advancement at (209) 667-3131 or visit www.csustan.edu/one-purpose.