Moravian Fund Close to Reaching 2009 Goal

Despite exceptionally difficult economic conditions, Moravian alumni have stepped up to the challenge, digging deep to help the Moravian Fund meet its 2009-09 goal of $1.3 million for unrestricted support.

"Participation is at 20 percent and counting, with gifts still arriving in the mail and online," said Jackie Jones, director of the Moravian Fund. "We expect a very strong finish." With the annual campaign closing next week, every dollar donated over the next several days will be counted toward meeting the goal.

Many new donors have contributed to the Fund this year, with outstanding participation by young alumni, in particular. New media, such as Facebook, have helped the College reach younger donors, as has the 30/30 Challenge. Through the 30/30 Challenge, young alumni can double the impact of their donations, which will be matched by two College trustees.

There are still a few days left to help support the most important work of Moravian Collegeeducating young men and womenthrough a gift to the Moravian Fund. The Moravian Fund helps the College provide financial support for students, and ninety-five percent of Moravian students receive some form of financial aid. Moravian will award more than $15 million in College-funded grants and scholarships in 2009-2010. Your gift will help the Class of 2010 get to graduation day.

You can make a secure online donation online at www.moravian.edu/giving, or call 800 429-9437 and make a gift using a credit card. Look for a final report regarding the success of the 2008-09 annual campaign in the August issue of In Common.