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2015 Campus Drive

Message from Brian Jones: 2015 Campus Drive Chairperson

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

I am so honored and excited to be a co-chairperson for the Campus Drive again this year. Every day I am invigorated by the passion and creativity that my colleagues have for serving students. I know that we are making a difference in the lives of young people and that keeps me motivated. It helps to have students like Lauren Bach working in our office to remind me of why we all chose to work for Minnesota State University, Mankato. Lauren is a psychology major, honors student and tour guide that has built a very impressive resume among her peers; not just on this campus but in serving on a national honors council as well. I invite you to watch Lauren’s videos and learn more about her big ideas for changing the world.

Helping students access higher education is a passion of mine and that is why I give back to Minnesota State Mankato. I encourage you to do the same and fund your passion here at our University. There are over 800 accounts to choose from to direct your donation toward. Since the first day I began working here, I enrolled in the convenient payroll deduction program to invest in our University. I have a strong desire to give back to an institution that has given me so much

I encourage all of you to be one of 700 this year, give to the Campus Drive and invest in the big ideas of tomorrow’s leaders. Our goal this year is to have 700 (40%) of our faculty, staff, retirees and emeriti participate by June 30, 2015! I invite you to watch the videos of myself, fellow Campus Drive chairs and students to learn what a difference Minnesota State Mankato has made in our lives. I encourage you to think about how Minnesota State Mankato has made a difference in your life and then donate so that you can be a part of changing someone else’s life for the better.

Thank you!

Brian Jones
Director of Undergraduate Admissions

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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, 2016.
  • Payroll deduction makes supporting the University easy. [PDF] Download a form (5 MiB) 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 (293 KiB) and [PDF] Chart of Accounts (111 KiB)
  • Make checks payable to:
    Minnesota State University, Mankato Foundation
    126 Alumni Foundation Center
    Mankato, MN 56001

37th Annual Campus Drive Chairpersons (8 people):

All Co-Chairs and Students

Our Appreciation—Thank You! –-

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

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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