Funds raised by the regionals will be counted as part of the University's campaign, but will be earmarked for projects at the campuses, according to Institutional Advancement Associate Vice Chancellor Dee Jay Oshry, who is director of Pitt's capital campaign.
Oshry said that goals and campaign timeframes for the regionals are set by the campuses' presidents in conjunction with Provost James V. Maher. He added that the provost and deans at the Pittsburgh campus also are developing specific goals for their schools.
The Following is a breakdown of campus fund-raising efforts at UPJ: Johnstown After a three-year quiet phase, officials at Pitt's Johnstown campus last month announced the kick-off of an $8 million capital campaign.
Campaign donations will fund initiatives in the areas of student life, academic programming and campus renewal.
The Johnstown campus campaign, like its counterpart in Pittsburgh, will run until June 2003. About $5.6 million already has been raised, campus officials said.
Howard M. Picking III, UPJ campaign co-chair, said, "We're extremely pleased to be more than halfway toward our ultimate goal at this stage of the campaign."
The majority of the money raised to date has come from the Johnstown community. About 33 percent of the pledges are from UPJ Advisory Board members or from board-related corporations.
Money raised to date has been designated for the following endowments:
- The Frank J. and Sylvia Pasquerilla lecture series, which will fund speakers, and the Pasquerilla Family Fine Arts Endowment, established to enhance the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center in classical voice, jazz and world music.
- The Robert A. Gleason Sr. Institute, which initially will offer non-credit programs in business in the Johnstown area in partnership with the Katz Graduate School of Business on the Pittsburgh campus.
- The Picking Family Great Americans' Day lecture series, which will highlight academic speakers with expertise on famous Americans.
- The Ellen D. Hoffman Memorial Lecture, which will feature speakers on communication education and human rights activism.
- Thirteen new scholarships in the areas of allied health, nursing, health sciences, public relations, education, local government, engineering technology and natural sciences.
- Four new academic awards in theatre, accounting, chemistry and nursing.
According to Lowell Shaffer, Johnstown campaign co-chair, the next phase of the campaign will focus on alumni. "UPJ has been graduating students since 1970. We will be contacting alumni over the next two years, both by business and individually, asking them to support this endeavor at their alma mater," Shaffer said.
To date, three alumni-funded endowments have been established: the first full scholarship at Johnstown in engineering technology; a scholarship for financially needy freshmen from the Hooversville area, and a scholarship for commuter students.
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