The annual Laurinburg Area Campaign for St. Andrews University exceeded its 2018 goal of raising $500,000 from the Laurinburg/Scotland County community. Co-chairs Richard and Betsy Massey, both of whom are alumni, reported that the campaign exceeded the goal by raising $503,203 during the university’s fiscal year ending May 31, 2018. Just over 200 individuals, businesses, corporations and local alumni made 243 gifts to the campaign. Gifts to the campaign are used for student scholarships, faculty support, and the maintenance of campus buildings and grounds.
“Betsy and I would like to thank all those who made gifts and grants to St. Andrews during the campaign. They not only supported a fine academic institution, but in turn showed their support for Scotland County that benefits in so many ways from having St. Andrews in our local community,” Mr. Massey said.
Mr. Massey also recognized Ken Nichols, Kay Alexander, Wayne Hobbs, Megan Harvey and Sam Fulton as key members of the volunteer leadership team. These volunteers helped plan the campaign and spent significant time contacting potential donors. Mr. Massey expressed a special thanks to Gary and Terri Gallman of WLNC for the airtime they provided to the campaign.
St. Andrews University president Paul Baldasare said, “I cannot think of a more generous community, or a stronger ‘town-gown’ relationship than the one that St. Andrews and Laurinburg/Scotland County enjoy. St. Andrews trustees, faculty, staff, alumni and students are deeply grateful for the donors and volunteers who made the campaign such a success.”
Key volunteers and donors will be recognized later this fall at an event to celebrate the successful completion of the campaign.—30—