approachesbusiness sector for donations
By Naomi RomanchokThe Capital Campaign hasraised over $2.7 million in the"family
and is now go-ing headstrong into the cor-porate or "public" phase ofthe fundraising effort.
Having already raised 60percent of the
Campaign hopes to draw
from various ErieCounty industries andbusinesses.The
phase" drewfinancial support of $1.8million from five majorcontributors?
of Trusteesdonated over $1.5 million;faculty, staff and administra-tion pledged some $115,000;the President's Associatesgave over $90,000; the
year pledge from the Alumniwas $75,000; and the Mer-cyhurst Student
gave $25,000. Some Erie cor-porations gave advance giftstotalling $950,000.
According to F. Brady Louis,Special Assistant to the Presi-dent for the Capital Campaign,"This kind of support beforewe go to the public is exciting.It indicates that this is a viablecampaign and
goalscan be reached."
corporate phase gotunderway last week with a
dinner. Louis says, "Iwas impressed with the spiritat
the corporate kick-off
Four corporate divisionleaders were named. They areFrank P.
Charles V.Monaghan, Jr., Ralph T.
All fourbusinessmen are under thesupervision of vice-chairmanof
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published with the help of theExternal Affairs Office.Louis is encouraged by theresponse so far. "You can'thave these
support," he concludes.College President,
William P. Garvey is alsopleased with the results thusfar.
doing better than
College President, Dr. William P. Garvey
"the expertiseof the people who have leader-ship and who are committedto the college and the Cam-paign is invaluable."Now volunteer solicitorswill be making visits to areabusinessmen asking for dona-
Some solicitors aremembers of the President'sAssociates and others are
friends of the college.To help promote and updatethe Capital Campaign, a
thly newsletter, entitled
cyhurst Campaign Update", is
available next week
to do," said Dr.Garvey.
As Dr. Garvey points out,there has been a great deal offundraising going on in thecommunity.
Gannon has just finished its
while Behrend andthe Diocese of Erie
cur-rently in the midst of their
draising drives. "We're like thefourth plane on the runway,"quips Garvey.
. But in spite of this, "Com-panies have been surprisinglygenerous in their support to
the Capital Campaign thus-farhas been a "gratifyingexperience." •By
According to Phyllis Aiello,Director of Housing and Safe-ty, "Applications for Mer-cyhurst Apartments, BriggsAvenue Apartments, andResidence Halls will be takenApril
depen-ding upon where the residentis applying for.""Mercyhurst Apartment ap-plications may be made in theHousing
She added, "Onlyone person has to sign up forthe members of the unit."Briggs Avenue Apartmentapplications may be made inthe Housing office, April 22
according to the Hous-ing Director.
On May 1, Residence Hall
will be held in theBlue Room. Aiello
added,"Deposit slips must be shown
room selection andcontract signing can take
"Failure of any member to
the proper deposits andsign a contract will result inthe forfeiture of the apartmentby* the group," Aiello
Housing is given out on aseniority basis.
seniors are worth four points;
jtpoints;sophomores - two points; thetotal number of points for thepeople in the unit determinesthe process of selection.
set for May
By Debbie HisonMay 4th has been set asideon the Student Activities Com-mittee spring calendar
MSGDay, according to MSG Presi-dent Pat Songer.
MSG meeting heldtwo weeks ago, Activities Daywas renamed Spring Fest.
of ActivitiesWeekend as it has been refer-red to in previous years, MSGwill be sponsoring the sameactivities on one day. Theseactivities include a band,fireworks and booths set up byvarious on campusorganizations."We're looking to return Ac-tivities Day to what it was inprevious years," said Songer.Last year there was muchconcern if Mercyhurst wouldever have
Songer,Dr. William P. Garvey, Presi-dent of the College, called himinto his
after last year'sevent and did not want are
Much damage and destruc-tion occurred on campus lastyear as a result of last years
t i v i t i
implemented thisyear.This year's event is a" trialrun for Activities Day. If it goes
there will be many more,according to Sue Bennett,chairperson of Spring Fest.
hoping theweather will cooperate for theday.*
of the booths andactivities will be located out-side in Garvey Park,
an-nual ping pong drop, afireworks! display, and the
raffles, saidBennett.One change that will take ef-fect
be the location of theband concert, which has beenheld outside previously*
This year the concert
been tentatively scheduled for
President Pat Songer
the Campus Center.
to Songer, the
repeat of last year. Studentswill be asked to confine theiralcohol intake to their apart-ments and rooms.Bennett encourages allorganizations to get involvedand set up booths. |
Anyone wishing to helpshould contact Sue Bennett inthe MSG
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