Over half of VC employees contribute to the VC Foundation
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Sherri Pall, Babette Lowe, and Kim Smith won the coveted Pirate Cup trophy for the 2012 Pirate Cup giving campaign.

Employees raise over $17,000 during Pirate Cup giving campaign

Faculty and staff at Victoria College recently completed a successful employee Pirate Cup giving campaign to help raise funds for the Victoria College Foundation. Over $17,000 was raised by 153 participating employees, and the campaign is expected to be the largest in Pirate Cup history by the end of the year.

More than 50 percent of VC's faculty and staff supported the campaign, which led to a nearly 200-percent increase in participation from the previous year. Additionally, of the 153 employees who participated, 93 were new donors who had not given to the VC Foundation the prior year.

The VC Foundation introduced the Pirate Cup campaign as a part of its Tradition of Excellence annual giving campaign in the fall of 2010. Since the campaign was first launched, VC faculty and staff have raised a total of over $60,000.

“We all play a role in maintaining and enhancing the quality of education at Victoria College,” said VC President Dr. Tom Butler. “With this campaign we have an opportunity to make a significant impact at Victoria College. The Pirate Cup is an excellent example of how committed our faculty and staff are to making a difference in the lives of our students.”

During this year’s Pirate Cup campaign, team captains were charged with contacting employees to encourage them to support the VC Foundation. The top three captains with the most combined participation and contributions won the coveted Pirate Cup trophy. This year’s winning captains were Babette Lowe, dean of the Division of Academic Foundations; Kim Smith, director of Title V; and Sherri Pall, director of Workforce & Continuing Education.

The Tradition of Excellence annual giving campaign helps raise funds to support Victoria College by providing scholarships, endowments, and faculty and staff grants. The campaign also supports the VC Gonzales Center, the VC Calhoun County Center, and numerous other areas and departments of the college.

For more information or to support the Tradition of Excellence annual giving campaign by making a donation to the Victoria College Foundation, please contact the College Advancement Office at (361) 582-2419 or visit SupportVC.com.

Published: Friday, 30 November 2012

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