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Alumni and Friends Do It Again on May 10!

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Many phones belonging to alumni and friends of Saint Peter’s University rang on May 10. On the line were representatives from the Office of Advancement and External Affairs, who diligently dialed numbers to inform individuals about “Let’s Do It Again May 10,” a campaign designed to acquire 424 donors in 24 hours on May 10, 2013. “Let’s Do It Again May 10” was a follow up campaign to last year’s “Let’s Get it Done June 1” initiative to obtain 140 donors on June 1, 2012 in honor of the University’s 140th anniversary. The campaign was extremely successful as the first-ever historic event exceeded original targets with a final count of 382 donors.

This year was no different. Supporters truly answered the call as Friday’s daylong event exceeded original targets, with a final count of 458 donors and more than $86,000 raised for the University.

“I knew our alumni and friends would answer the call, but this exceeded my wildest expectations,” said Manager of Annual Giving Donna Lindsey. “I am heartened by the response we received for ‘Let’s Do It Again May 10.’ The generosity is inspiring, and demonstrates that we have a large support base that believes in the University and its mission.”

In addition to contributors giving generously over the phone, gifts were also collected from an online site dedicated to the “Let’s Do It Again May 10” effort, as well as from Saint Peter’s students and employees throughout the campus community. Contributions of any amount were accepted, with postcards and emails distributed to potential donors before the event announcing that gifts of all sizes can go a long way in providing scholarship funds, textbooks, upgraded software for computer labs throughout campus, and even gas to transport students for a Global Outreach service trip. Gifts – both large and small – were acquired, from gifts of $3 to help support the effort to a generous $10,000 gift.

Despite the success of this remarkable campaign, the University still needs your help. By making a tax deductible gift before June 30, 2013 – the end of the University’s fiscal year – you can ensure that students will continue to have access to the quality, memorable and character building experiences provided by a Jesuit education.

To make a difference in the lives of the future leaders of tomorrow at Saint Peter’s, make your contribution online at www.saintpeters.edu/giving prior to midnight on June 30, or send your gift by mail with a check dated on or before June 30 and the envelope postmarked by June 30. Checks may be made payable to “Saint Peter’s University” and mailed to:

Office of Advancement and External Affairs

Saint Peter’s University

2641 Kennedy Boulevard

Jersey City, NJ 07306

For assistance with making a gift to Saint Peter’s, please contact Donna Lindsey, manager of annual giving, at (201) 761-6109 or dlindsey@saintpeters.edu.