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Message from Dr. Joan Roca: 2015-2016 Campus Drive Chairperson

Dear Minnesota State Mankato Faculty, Staff, Retirees, and Emeriti:

I am honored to be the chairperson for the 38th Annual Campus Drive this year. Every day I am invigorated by the passion and dedication my colleagues in the Library and across the University have for serving students. I know that, as a public institution, we are making a difference in the lives of young people and empowering returning students — and that keeps me motivated. It is very satisfying to see several thousand students in the Library every day, and when I interact with students like those who work in our offices it reminds me why I choose to work at Minnesota State University, Mankato. If you’re still reading this message, I’m confident they inspire you too.

I have two reasons for giving back to Minnesota State Mankato. First, helping students access higher education and acquire skills to be successful citizens here or in their home countries is a passion of mine. Second, I want to give back to an institution that has contributed so much to my personal and professional development over the past 35 years as a student, employee, and lifelong learner.

I encourage you to join me and help to fund your passion here at our University. You may either provide an undesignated contribution or choose from more than 1,000 accounts to designate your gift. Personally, I find that payroll deduction is a very convenient way to invest in our University.

Our goal this year is to have 850 faculty, staff, retirees and emeriti participate —in gifts of any amount— by June 30, 2016 (that’s only 40% participation, so I’ll hope we exceed that goal!). You can give securely online at or return the enclosed pledge card in the convenient reply envelope.

When you participate in the Campus Drive, together, we are investing in today’s University and tomorrow’s leaders. I invite you to watch the videos of our students on the University’s home page to learn what a difference Minnesota State Mankato has made in their lives. Please reflect on the impact Minnesota State Mankato has in your life and in the community, and then donate: Be one of at least 850 “big ideas” this year!

Thank you for your consideration!

Dr. Joan Roca's Signature

Dr. Joan Roca,
Dean of Library Services

Faculty & Staff Participation Thermometer--currently at 28% Employed @ Pennant Educated @ Pennant

Give every year. Make a difference every day - now more than ever!

Your participation gift of $26.00 would be $1 per pay period. If each of the approximate 2,000 faculty and staff members on campus committed to that, it would equal over $52,000 for the University! Or, a gift of $18.68, $145.00 or $1,868 represents our 1868 founding year 146 years ago. Please join us and participate in this annual event for faculty, staff, retirees and emeriti. Please give today!

Ways to Give

  • Reply through the Campus Drive e-solicitations you receive before June 30, 2017.
  • Payroll deduction makes supporting the University easy. [PDF] Download a form (95 KiB) or contact the Development office at 507-389-6829 to request your payroll deduction form today!
  • Give by EFT - Checking Account: Download the [PDF] EFT - Checking Account form (105 KiB), fill it out and return it along with your voided check to the Foundation.
  • Give a monthly donation by credit or debit card: Sign up at our secure site
  • Give Online: Make your gift now on our secure site
  • Respond to a telephone call from a Minnesota State University, Mankato student
  • Give by Mail - Download a [PDF] Gift/Pledge form (383 KiB) and [PDF] Chart of Accounts (438 KiB)
  • Make checks payable to:
    Minnesota State University, Mankato Foundation
    126 Alumni Foundation Center
    Mankato, MN 56001

Every gift makes a difference - and your participation is needed along with all faculty, staff, retirees and emeriti!

Keep in mind... Gift giving made easy

To view a list of all past Campus Drive chairs and information on the Campus Drive award, please visit the Employee Recognition website

The passion and dedication of faculty and staff and the great legacy of our emeriti and Minnesota State Mankato retirees makes a difference for our students every day! We challenge and educate our talented students and support them as they work to achieve their dreams. Please give today!

For more information, please contact:

Cindy Arndt
Gift Receipting Coordinator
126 Alumni Foundation Center
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-6829 or 1-800-662-2705
Fax: 507-389-1567