ERIC Number: ED344553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
President's Excellence Club 1985-1989.
Rodriguez, Louis J.
This report describes a program, the "President's Excellence Club," used at Midwestern State University in Texas to raise "unrestricted" funds for faculty and student development and special university projects. Though non-state support designated for specific purposes makes up a substantial part of the school budget, there is also a need for "unrestricted" funds. Invitations to join the President's Excellence Club are extended by the Chairman of the Excellence Club Advisory Board on Behalf of the Board of Regents. A brochure containing information on the Club is included in each invitation. Membership is open to all alumni and friends of the University who are willing to make unrestricted gifts of $1,000 or more. Memberships are for one year. All gifts are tax deductible and can be in the form of securities and or property. Corporate matching gifts are also encouraged. All members are presented with attractive, personalized plaques which can be displayed. Renewing members receive special "date bars" to indicate continuing membership. Members also receive a periodic newsletter and invitation to attend special functions. The cost of the effort does not exceed $1,000 annually. The first year's effort in 1985 raised $27,500 while the fifth year drive in 1989 netted $53,500. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Midwestern State Univ., Wichita Falls, TX.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: AASCU ERIC Model Programs Inventory Project; Midwestern State University TX; Presidents Excellence Club TX
Note: This report is one of a group gathered by the AASCU/ERIC Model Programs Inventory Project, funded by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education to the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, in collaboration with the ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education.