University Giving Programs Raise Nearly $109,000

The goal: to raise $100,000 in 1 year

The result: $108,614 raised

Our University Giving Program (UGP) ambassadors can't be stopped. Almost 90 strong, they are a team of faculty members who have volunteered to help raise awareness and funds for the ASHFoundation among their fellow faculty members.

Some of these ambassadors have been serving since 2009, when the UGP began. Others have just joined. They are committed to the future; dedicated to supporting our discipline's most promising innovators; impassioned to encourage bold, new ideas; and determined to see that every talented student and researcher receives the boost they need.

They set a goal for their faculty members to raise a collective $100,000 in 2017. They didn't just reach their goal; they exceeded it, raising almost $109,000 to support ASHFoundation funding programs! Nearly 600 faculty members from across the United States and Canada contributed, and 15 universities achieved 100% faculty participation in giving.

To raise $100,000 in 1 year was an unthinkable goal, but our UGP Ambassadors and their faculty members demonstrated that the impossible IS possible!" said Lauren Calandruccio, ASHFoundation trustee and national liaison for the UGP. "I am overwhelmed by their determination and dedication; they demonstrated the mighty power of our university faculty community."

Welcome to Our Newest University Giving Program Ambassadors

  • Marie Channell and Laura Hahn, University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign
  • Kimberly Frazier, University of Arkansas
  • Christina Gildersleeve–Neumann, Portland State University
  • Mark Guiderson, University of Wyoming
  • Teresa Gray, San Francisco State University
  • Kathryn Greenslade, University of New Hampshire
  • Susan Latham, St. Mary's College
  • Laura O'Hara, Fontbonne University
  • Lauren Nelson, University of Northern Iowa
  • Wren Newman, Nova Southeastern University
  • Gail Ramsberger, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • MaryAnn Romski, Georgia State University
  • Helen Sharp, Pacific University
  • Jackie Towson, University of Central Florida
  • Courtney Venker, Michigan State University

See the full list of the universities participating in the UGP.

It's never too late to join these leaders! To learn more or to become a UGP ambassador, contact Beverly Ryan at 301-296-8704 or [email protected].