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Parents Fund More Than Halfway to Goal

After a successful fall phonathon and follow-up calls by students, the Parents Fund has raised nearly 78 percent of the $93,000 needed to support the Transylvania library.

“Parents Council members, other parent volunteers, and parents of alumni filled every seat during the phonathon,” said Lori Burlingham, assistant development director and coordinator of the Parents Fund. “This led to a very successful phonathon and some really nice gifts.”

Burlingham emphasized that all gifts, no matter the amount, are important.

“In the 2006-07 academic year, nearly 40 percent of what we spent on both paper and electronic books and periodicals for the library came from the Parents Fund,” said Susan Brown, library director. “The resources that the library provides for students are intimately connected to the quality of their research, their papers, and what they learn. The better our collections are, the better the students’ papers and research will be.”

Students continued to phone parents and grandparents early in the winter term to request support for the Parents Fund.

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