Intercollegiate Athletics Presented Mason Jar Challenge Trophy; Challenge to Continue
Posted: September 21, 2009 at 1:03 am, Last Updated: September 18, 2009 at 3:44 pm
The Office of University Development and Alumni Affairs held a thank-you breakfast for Mason’s faculty and staff donors on Sept. 17 to show appreciation for their efforts in the Mason Jar Challenge. At the event, Intercollegiate Athletics was presented the Mason Jar Challenge trophy, which is awarded to the university administrative or academic unit with the highest percentage of donors in fiscal year 2009.
According to the Office of University Development and Alumni Affairs, Athletics had 75 percent participation by their staff members.
The final standings for 2009 follow.
Development/Alumni Affairs/Foundation* 100%
College of Health and Human Services 42%
College of Visual and Performing Arts 34%
The Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering 27%
Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution 25%
Enrollment Services 20%
College of Humanities and Social Sciences 19%
School of Public Policy 18%
Academic Administration 17%
University Life 15%
College of Education and Human Development 15%
Executive Administration 13%
College of Science 12%
Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study 12%
University Relations 11%
School of Management 10%
Office of Continuing and Professional Education 10%
Finance and Administration 9%
School of Law 9%
Information Technology Unit 9%
*As sponsor of the Mason Jar Challenge, this unit is not eligible to win.
A total of 648 faculty and staff members donated to Mason during the year, marking a record-breaking year for faculty and staff giving.
The trophy challenge continues into fiscal year 2010, so units can think about winning next time.
Payroll deduction is an easy way to contribute. Simply complete the payroll deduction form and return it to University Development (MS 1A3) or donate online. You can find either option at give.gmu.edu.
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