Troy University’s team of student “phonathon” workers have brought in more than $100,000 in donations to help support scholarships, athletics and other parts of the University
Established last October, the new Annual Giving Phonathon Phone Bank is the home base for a team of student callers who are reaching out to alumni and other potential donors. Funds raised through the Phone Bank go to the Annual Fund, one of the most important avenues of support for the University, said Rebecca Watson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Development.
This month, the team crossed a milestone of $100,000 in pledges received.
“This is a tremendous accomplishment for a hard-working team of students,” Watson said. “We are thankful to all of the donors who have given generously to support Troy University and its students.”
Money raised for the Annual Fund impacts virtually everything at Troy University. Annual gifts enable Troy University to provide resources not covered by tuition or state funding. No student at the University graduates without having been touched in some way by annual gifts from alumni and friends.
Annual Fund donations can make an impact immediately by providing students with scholarships or helping faculty, staff and students attend academic conferences. Gifts can also have a long-term effect by helping purchase equipment or other needed resources.
“Donors have the opportunity to designate their gift to whatever cause is most important to them, whether it be scholarships, a specific college or athletics,” Watson said.
The Phone Bank is located on the third floor of the Adams Administration Building and is staffed by a team of 12 students.