Alumni Board of Directors reaches 100% giving mark for 7th straight year

By May 1, 2024, all 37 members of the Alumni Board of Directors gave back to their alma mater in the calendar year, doing so for the seventh consecutive year. Many of the members gave to the Fund for Campbell, which addresses the university’s greatest needs including student scholarships. 

The Alumni Board serves as the preeminent leadership core representing Campbell graduates as well as the organization tasked with executing the many Alumni Association initiatives – its members doing so on a volunteer basis.

Their love for Campbell shows through in their actions which are carried out both through service and philanthropy.

“To see this board hit 100 percent giving for the seventh year in a row – it’s something that I’m really proud of,” said board president Rebecca Brock (’97, ’01). “When it happens this regularly, it’s easy to have a complacent attitude about it, but it shouldn’t be taken for granted. Year after year, this group embodies the spirit of philanthropy and sets an example for giving back.”

It doesn’t matter how much donors give. What matters is that they choose to give back to Campbell in some capacity.

The University prepares students to graduate and serve their communities as educators, faith leaders, engineers, health professionals, entrepreneurs and much more. Gifts allow students to pursue their calling and serve their communities. Additionally, a gift to Campbell is a gift to the entire Campbell community. When our alumni choose to give back, they show how much they understand that.

“By achieving 100% giving, our Alumni Board of Directors not only fulfills its mission of unwavering support for its alma mater; each contribution is a testament to the board’s collective commitment to help ensure that every student receives the transformative opportunities Campbell University offers,” said April Ganong, Director of Alumni Engagement. “Together, we’re not just giving back; we’re creating a culture of support and pride that defines what it means to be part of the Campbell family.”

Earlier in the month, the Alumni Board of Directors’ generosity was on display in a more unexpected way. On Saturday, April 13, the group met for its quarterly meeting and was tasked with selecting a recipient of the TAG Day scholarship winner, which results in $1,000 given to the student who creates the “best” TAG Day video.

The group unanimously decided that there were three standout videos and that each should receive the scholarship. The close-to-30 members of the board in attendance that day then immediately raised the extra $2,000 needed to provide three scholarships in an inspiring act of generosity.

“Watching the alumni board come together and raise money to support students in a matter of minutes is why I love being a part of this Campbell community,” Director of Annual Giving Robin Gordon said. “The people here help each other and make real change with their efforts. It was a proud day for my office to go back to these students with enough scholarship funds for all three of them.”

Students Nora Stroud, Kaitlin McNeill, and Caleb Fisher all received scholarships as a result of the board’s actions. Click here to see how you can make your own tangible impact on Campbell students.