There is always extraordinary need for unrestricted funds which provide the University with the flexibility to meet its highest priorities and most urgent needs. The USI Foundation's Board of Directors determines how Annual Fund monies are spent.
"Unrestricted support through giving to the Annual Fund helps USI respond to rapidly changing times and shifting priorities. Our generous donors have helped build a strong University and USI students are the first to benefit."
President Linda L. M. Bennett
The Annual Fund drive is conducted in three separate campaigns, each headed by a member of the Foundation's Board.
Chaired by Stephanie S. Buchanan '97, the USI Annual Fund Alumni Campaigns 2011-12 goal is $105,000. In 2010-11, the Alumni Campaign raised $98,545 for the Annual Fund.
Chaired by Kevin L. Hammett '90, chief financial officer, vice president of accounting & finance, Regency Commercial Associates LLC, the USI Annual Fund Corporate Campaign goal for 2011-12 is $50,000. The Corporate Campaign raised $29,084 in 2010-11.
Chaired by Sharon K. Ruder, the USI Annual Fund Friends Campaign has a goal of $150,000. Last year, this campaign raised $126,588. Charitable gifts to the 2011-12 USI Annual Fund are welcome through June 30, 2012.