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FSU Annual Fund Sets Telemarketing Record
11/29/2001

The Frostburg State University Office of Annual Giving has set a record for total pledges raised during its fall phonathon, raising more than $100,000 in unrestricted pledges during this year's telemarketing campaign.

A team of 40 FSU students, 16 each night, have called more than 15,000 alumni to ask for a gift to this year's appeal. The campaign that began on Oct. 24 and continues through Thursday, Dec. 6, has been one of the most successful to date. In the first phase of the campaign, students called Sunday through Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. from the Cordts Center Telemarketing Center to ask alumni for contributions to this year's Annual Fund.

More than 2,500 alumni responded and have pledged over $107,000 towards the Annual Fund. These numbers also include over 1,000 first-time pledges. This year's campaign has also brought an overwhelming response from alumni giving e-mail addresses, business information, as well as an increase in the number of credit card payments.

Phase two of the telemarketing campaign began Nov. 26 and is focusing on contributions from parents and graduating seniors.

The Annual Fund provides financial support through unrestricted contributions to benefit the University's greatest needs, including scholarships, student development, faculty and staff development, cultural events, athletic programs and alumni programs. For information, contact Chris Harmon, Director of the FSU Office of Annual Giving, (301) 687-4758.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589
E-mail: news@frostburg.edu