Brock launches 2014 Family Fundraising Campaign for faculty and staff

The following University-wide statement was issued Thursday, Sept. 25 by Brock University President Jack Lightstone: This past weekend was a time of celebration, reflection, and fun as we came together to commemorate Homecoming and Brock University’s monumental milestone of 50 years.Brock is a community of people who contribute daily to the legacy of the institution, and this weekend provided an opportunity to give thanks to the many community members who have advocated for, donated to, and built our University. The past 50 years have been a period of tremendous growth and success for Brock University, and now we look ahead to the next 50 years.Today I want to ask our faculty and staff to assist us in building for the next half century by offering your support to our Family Fundraising Campaign.The Brock University community is created by you and your commitment and dedication. Our faculty and staff work to make a better Brock University and to help our students prepare for the future.But you also see first-hand the challenges facing our students and the greatest needs of our University. Your financial contribution provides us with the opportunity to enhance the quality of education our university delivers.So I am asking that you consider giving a gift to your home institution, to Brock, where you dedicate so much of yourselves, to make it better.If you are a full-time employee you are able to direct your financial support to the programs and initiatives that are most important to you through online payroll deduction.Simply sign into the employee portal (login required) through this link: https://my.brocku.ca/BrockDB/pay_EmpDeductionCampaign.aspxYou will be directed to the “Brock Campaign” payroll deduction form.Part-time employees can donate through our online giving tool:https://brocku.ca/onlinedonations/donate.php?giving=BNBPTStaffIf you need any additional assistance, contact George Yang at x4348.John Suk, Chair of Brock University’s Board of Trustees, has asked board members for 100% participation in this campaign, and I would like our faculty and staff to strive to reach the same goal.Regardless of the size of the gift, every contribution will help. To the faculty and staff that are already supporting Brock University, I thank you for your continued support and dedication.I look forward to updating you on our progress and success. I thank you for your contribution, hard work and your continued dedication to providing students with an outstanding educational experience.