UVI Alumni Have a Few More Days Left to Make History
In a last major push to reach a historic 50 percent alumni giving
rate, the University of the Virgin is reaching out to all its
alumni to make a gift by Sept. 30. UVI President Dr. David Hall
challenged alumni to raise the alumni giving rate to 50 percent, in
honor of UVI's 50th anniversary, through what was named the 50 for
50 Campaign. If that goal is reached, UVI will be the first
Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to hold that
Because of good alumni response to initiatives held throughout the
year, UVI is now at a 40 percent alumni giving rate and has less
than a week left to meet the 50 percent goal. A total of 601
additional alumni must make a donation for the goal to be met.
Annual Giving and Alumni Affairs Director Linda I. Smith said she
"It's really exciting to have come this far," Smith said. "These
numbers are really impressive for an HBCU," she added. "We are here
and we are not stopping." Smith encouraged alumni who have already
made pledges to fulfill their pledges today. For those who may not
have made a pledge or who are just learning about the campaign,
Smith also encouraged them to take action now. She stressed that no
gift is too small.
"We're asking for everyone to go online or send a check, and call a
friend to spread the word," Smith said.
UVI alumni have until midnight on Sunday to make a gift. Gifts may
be made online via UVI's secured site at www.uvi.edu. Checks may be sent via mail,
postmarked by Sept. 30, to University of the Virgin Islands,
Institutional Advancement Office, No. 2 John Brewers Bay, St.
Thomas V.I. 00802 or University of the Virgin Islands, Alumni
Affairs Office, RR1 10,000, Kingshill V.I. 00850. Donations may
also be made by calling (340) 692-4023. Cash donations will also be
accepted at the Cashier's Offices on each campus.
For more information call the Office of Institutional Advancement
at (340) 693-1047 or (340) 692-4023.