Alumni Campaign Gains Support

Posted: March 3, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Alumni Campaign, an integral component of The Campaign for George Mason University, is making significant inroads in encouraging a tradition of giving among George Mason’s growing number of graduates.

The goal of the Alumni Campaign is to increase the number of alumni participating at all giving levels in the broader campaign, and secure 250 commitments at the President’s Circle level–annual gifts of $1,000 and above–during the fiscal year ending June 30. If successful, the three-story atrium in Mason Hall on the Fairfax Campus will be named Alumni Atrium, and a plaque spotlighting alumni donors who have made leadership gift commitments during this current fiscal year will be displayed.

To date, the total amount raised for The Campaign for George Mason University has exceeded $90 million. The new milestone means that the campaign is more than 80 percent of the way to reaching its goal of raising a minimum of $110 million in private support by June 2005.

Among the recent major campaign gifts was a commitment from university foundation trustee Edward Bersoff and Marilynn Bersoff, M.B.A. ’00, to create and endow the Edward H. and Marilynn D. Bersoff Faculty Fellowship in Information Technology and Engineering. The new fellowship will encourage and reward faculty who are establishing themselves within higher education and in association with the professional community.

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