According to an e-mail sent by Elizabeth Hitch, Interim President, a UVU faculty and staff campaign raised a total of $164,106.99 with 63 percent of the full-time staff participating.

The campaign allows faculty and staff to donate a portion of their salary or paycheck to the department and needs of their choice. This year, 66 campus departments achieved 100 percent participation of their full-time staff.

“The current economic environment continues to create a challenge to such fund raising activities,” Hitch said in the e-mail. “Your personal generosity helps both our university and, in a very real way, the needs in our community.”

Hitch said she applauds the participation of those involved and assures everyone that every dollar contributed will be efficiently and effectively invested in the programs and initiatives addressing the university’s pressing needs.

All departments who had 100 percent participation are invited to a lunch on Feb. 25 with President Hitch in the Grande Ballroom.