There are many students on campus who are involved with the Annual Fund. They increase their awareness about the mission and goals of the University, as well as the importance of annual giving. Students of all majors, class years and backgrounds work together during the course of 10 weeks each year to contact Ashland University alumni and parents to update records and ask for their support. The 2004-2005 Annual Phone-a-thon raised more than $159,000 in pledges.
Senior Class Gifts:
Each year, the Senior Class is challenged to raise money for a Senior Class Gift. The Senior Class Officers oversee the campaign and determine what project should be completed on campus. The Class of 2008 pledged to raise $15,000 for the Senior Class Challenge. The Senior Class kick off was a great success and many seniors signed commitment cards, pledging to donate $125 to support the Senior Class, specifically by creating a memorial garden in honor of Ashland University's Class of 2008.
IN RECENT YEARS, THESE PROJECTS HAVE INCLUDED:
Class of 2010:
"Choose Your Own Challenge" — Gifts designated to an area of your choice.
Class of 2009:
Renovations to the study room in the Hawkins Conard Student Center.
Class of 2008:
Memorial garden near the main gate of the Dwight Schar Athletic Complex.
Class of 2007:
Three flag poles in front of the Recreation Center & Arthur L. & Maxine Sheets Rybolt Sport Sciences Center.
Class of 2006:
Sitting area along the new Academic Corridor.
Class of 2005:
Quotations from famous philosophers etched in the sidewalks between the Student Center and the new Recreation/Sport Sciences Center.
Class of 2003 & 2004:
125th Anniversary Commemorative Waterfall.
Class of 2002:
Renovating the steps on Founders lawn originally given by the Class of 1912.
Class of 2001:
Flag pole in the center of the Quad.
Class of 2000:
Plaque with the Campus Creed displayed in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center.
Class of 1999:
Clayton Hall Parking Lot - provided an additional 100 student parking spaces in close proximity to the Quad and many of the student residence halls.
Class of 1998:
Plaques on each of the Eagles on campus bearing the name of the Eagle and the history, as well as a map of the Eagles located in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center.
Class of 1997:
Tree and stone bench in front of Hawkins-Conard Student Center.