Mason Launches Fund-Raising Campaign Saturday

Posted: April 5, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Daniel Walsch

George Mason will officially launch its first multimillion-dollar comprehensive fund-raising campaign on April 6 with a black tie dinner in the Johnson Center. Cohosting this gathering of donors and community leaders will be Alan Merten, George Mason president; Edwin Meese, rector of the Board of Visitors (BOV); Sidney Dewberry, campaign chair, BOV member, and George Mason University Foundation trustee; and Lovey Hammel, foundation chair and 1988 George Mason graduate.

The launching of the Campaign for George Mason University brings public recognition to a comprehensive effort that began several years ago with planning and leadership support. “Funds raised through the campaign will advance George Mason’s vision for innovation in education and research within this great region,” says Merten. The campaign’s dollar goal will be announced at the dinner.

The campaign is built on the needs of the university’s various academic units and disciplines. Funding priorities include faculty endowments, faculty research and project support, student scholarships, student services and programs, facilities support, community outreach, and unrestricted support.

Look for next week’s special edition of the Mason Gazette for additional information about the Campaign for George Mason University.

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