Posting Date: November 24, 2008
Small gifts mean a lot: COTA launches fundraising campaign
Students, like these in the Art Freshman Learning Community, benefit from scholarships and programs funded by donors.
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University has launched a new fundraising campaign aimed at garnering broader participation from its alumni, students, parents and friends in the community. Called the "10 for 10 Campaign," the effort has the tagline: "Even a gift as small as $10 can make a difference."
"Imagine if everyone gave $10; it would really add up," said community supporter Renée Torobin, who has already made a contribution to the campaign.
Indeed, if everyone affiliated with the College of the Arts made a $10 gift, the college could raised tens of thousands of dollars to help support scholarships and programs. More importantly, those small gifts are very important to potential high-level donors, according Director of Development Cheryl Brown.
"When we ask for support from corporations or foundations, one of the first things they want to know is how many of our alumni and are also donors," she said. "These organizations are much more likely to make a commitment if we are able to say that a large percentage of our professors, our graduates and even our students have made a personal commitment."
The 10 for 10 Campaign runs through April 30, 2009. Each month, donors will be eligible for prize drawings of artwork, gift certificates, arts merchandise and more.
For more information or to make a gift, visit the 10 for 10 website or call 770-499-3214.