TAMIU Phonathon Raises $310,000 for Scholarships

TAMIU Scholarship Phonathon, Fundraising
Efforts ‘Ring’ In $310,000 for Students

The call has been answered. Texas A&M International University’s call for community support for student scholarships has brought an affirmative response of $310,000. The goal for the effort was $250,000.

“We’re absolutely elated with the generosity provided by our community’s businesses and leaders,” said TAMIU president Dr. Ray Keck, “On behalf of our deserving students, I sincerely extend my appreciation to all who answered the call,” Dr. Keck said.

The University had mounted a three-pronged campaign to help generate needed scholarship monies after this semester’s enrollment surge to 5,023 students and high retention rate (70%) combined to drain its available scholarship pool.

The campaign included a direct mail letter, visits with potential donors and a Phonathon conducted this week that targeted local businesses.

The drive’s earliest and largest responder was the D.D. Hachar Charitable Trust Fund, managed by Laredo National Bank, which provided $250,000. The Phonathon brought in an additional $60,000 pledged by some 60 local businesses.

Candy Hein, TAMIU vice president for institutional advancement , was quick to thank University and community volunteers who staffed the Phonathon.

“This really would not have been possible without the support of our volunteers. It was an ‘all hands on deck effort,’ from our Deans and faculty to our administrators, staff and alumni association members. We’re very blessed to have so many answer our call to help our students realize their higher education dreams here,” Hein said.

For additional information, contact Hein at 326.2175, e-mail chein@tamiu.edu, visit online at tamiu.edu/adminis/vpia or go by offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 262B.

University office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Candy Hein, TAMIU vice president for Institutional Advancement; Dr. Ray M. Keck, president; Eddie Whitworth, executive vice president, The Laredo National Bank, and Joaquin Romero, senior vice president and Trust officer, LNBCandy Hein, TAMIU vice president for Institutional Advancement; Dr. Ray M. Keck, president; Eddie Whitworth, executive vice president, The Laredo National Bank, and Joaquin Romero, senior vice president and Trust officer, LNB
Answering the Call
Texas A&M International University’s scholarship fundraising efforts were answered in a big way by the
D. D. Hachar Charitable Trust, managed by The Laredo National Bank. Pictured left to right at the University’s fundraising Phonathon this week are Candy Hein, TAMIU vice president for Institutional Advancement; Dr. Ray M. Keck, president; Eddie Whitworth, executive vice president, The Laredo National Bank, and Joaquin Romero, senior vice president and Trust officer, LNB.

 


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