Moravian Fund success is close enough to taste.

Backs were patted and cake was eaten last week as Moravian's Institutional Advancement Department celebrated an important milestone: the 1750th monetary gift to the Moravian Fund from an alum this fiscal year. The gift, donated by Christie Jacobsen '00, represents the halfway mark of this year's goal for alumni participation. In terms of both dollars and participation amounts, the Moravian Fund is ahead of projections and further along than it was at this time last year. Jackie Jones, Moravian Fund director, chalks up the success to a number of new approaches, including better use of email and the student calling program. "And this wonderful group of people I work with," she adds. "It's a team effort."

Fortunately the bakery had one fund-raising themed cake left.
Christie Jacobsen '00, who made the halfway-mark gift, cuts the celebratory cake as easily as she cut a check to Moravian College.

That said, with just five months to go, reaching the Moravian Fund's $1,100,000 goal won't be a cakewalk. Faculty and staff who'd like to contribute can sign up for the payroll deduction program or make a gift online. Tuition and fees cover only 85% of college operating costs each year; Moravian Fund gifts from alumni, parents, and friends helps bridge the gap by supporting financial aid, technology upgrades, ongoing campus maintenance, academic programs, the library, and many other aspects of the College.