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Fund for New Paltz 2006 campaign
focuses on students and scholarships

Screen shots from the Fund for New Paltz campaign video features this year’s campaign co-chairs: (top-bottom) Eranuvia Castillo, Fitzarnaz Drummond, Michael Vanderbilt and Mary Ezenwa. Photos provided.


The New Paltz Foundation is dedicated to raising money for student scholarships during its six-week faculty and staff campaign, which began in March and will conclude in May.

Faculty and staff members can support the Fund for New Paltz, an annual campaign to raise money for the areas of greatest need on campus such as faculty support, campus programs and alumni programs.


This year's theme is "It's 'Crunch' Time: Support Our Scholars with Your Dollars." Chocolate candy bars wrapped in a donation form were given away with paychecks in March.

In keeping with the focus on students, four Foundation scholarship recipients are serving as campaign co-chairs this year. The Faculty and Staff Campaign Steering Committee nominated Eranuvia Castillo '06 (Finance), Michael Vanderbilt '06 (Theatre Arts and Political Science), Fitzarnaz Drummond (Finance and Marketing) '06 and Mary Ezenwa '06 (Psychology) to share their experiences.


"Who better to educate our campus community about the importance of supporting scholarships than those who have been impacted first-hand by receiving a Foundation scholarship," said Lucia Mallardi '96, director of annual giving.

There are a multitude of ways for faculty and staff to participate over the course of the campaign, which culminates with the Annual Faculty and Staff Campaign Donor Recognition Reception scheduled for 3 to 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, at the College Terrace. Those who participate by Friday, April 28, will be entered into a drawing that includes prizes donated from local merchants and organizations.


For more information, visit the campaign’s Web site at

Faculty and staff donations can be made as an outright gift (check, cash or credit card), a biweekly payroll deduction, an electronic funds transfer (EFT), credit card billing or online submission.

There is also the parking space auction, which in its second year, has raised $700 for the Fund for New Paltz. Five spaces are up for bid: a campus employee space, a classified staff space, a faculty space, a management confidential space and the professional staff space. Bids can be placed via e-mail at auction@ or by phone at x3239. The winners will be announced at the close of the May 10 reception.

While the campaign ends May 10, donations can be made at any time during the fiscal year ending June 3, by visiting

For more information, contact the Foundation at (877) HAWK-001 or www.newpaltz. edu/npfoundation.

APRIL 24, 2006
Volume 4, Issue 8

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