Posting Date: April 20, 2011
KSU College of the Arts finishes successful fundraising campaignPiggy banks from Fifth Third Bank used to help exceed goal
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KENNESAW, Ga.—The Kennesaw State University College of the Arts Annual Fundraising Campaign will come to a close at the end of April 2011. The campaign raised funds for the various programs, scholarships and academic units within the College of the Arts and was open to all alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends affiliated with the college. The goal of this year’s campaign was to raise $10,000. At last count, the amount raised stands at more than $12,000 and is expected to exceed $13,000.
As part of this year’s campaign, students raised money using piggy banks donated by Fifth Third Bank. The participants filled their banks with spare change and brought them in to be weighed. The students with the top three heaviest banks at the end of the campaign will win cash prizes: $500 for first place and $250 each for second and third place, provided by Fifth Third Bank.
These prizes will be awarded at a college-wide picnic at 12 p.m. on Monday, May 2. The picnic is sponsored by Atlanta Family Day, Chik-Fil-A, McAlister's, Jersey Mike's Subs, Willy's and Domino's. Additional sponsors are still being added.
The Kennesaw State University College of the Arts has grown exponentially in terms of enrollment and quality. However, tuition and state funding does not provide all of the necessary underwriting to fully support the college. Through the annual campaign, donors are able to designate their gift to their favorite entity of COTA: College of the Arts/Dean’s Fund, Theatre and Performance Studies, Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Bailey Performance Center, Stillwell Theater, Art Museum and various scholarships. Donations can be made at anytime online, by requesting a pledge envelope or by calling 770-499-3129.
The Annual Campaign officially ends April 30, but contributions in support of the College of the Arts are welcome throughout the year.
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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 70 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education, business and nursing. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 22,500 from 142 countries.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts departments.