U Of South Alabama Employees Raise $1 Million For Faculty Fund Campaign

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Monday, May 7, 2012

University of South Alabama employees have given $1 million in gifts and matching funds to the Faculty Staff Annual Fund Campaign, the most donated since the fund began a decade ago.

The amount was twice as much as this year’s goal of $575,156. The giving included more than 120 leadership-level gifts of at least $1,000.

Joe Busta, USA vice president for development and alumni relations, said the response “astounded us.”

Last year, donations surpassed $600,000.

USA officials said the donations come at a time when employees have gone without raises because of the state’s across-the-board spending cuts.

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