HAYS, KS -- The Fort Hays State University Endowment Association's 2001 Tiger Call Alumni Phonathon for scholarships is under way and will conclude Nov. 15. They are half-way through the event and half-way to their goal.
"We are really pleased with the volunteer support and their progress," said Cathy Van Doren, director of annual giving at the Endowment Association.
More than 20 teams with more than 500 volunteers will call during the five-week phonathon. Gifts so far total $210,384.
Call teams from university departments and student organizations were challenged to join the Phonathon and its 110 Percent Club, which aims to raise team totals 10 percent each year.
Groups that have met the 110-percent challenge so far are Athletic Teams A and B, Communication, Teacher Education Team B, Computer Information Systems, Music, Leadership Studies, History, Psychology/GASP, Marketing Management/Business Administration, CTELT/Virtual College and Phi Kappa Epsilon.
Tiger Call contributes more to scholarships at FHSU than any other annual fund-raising event. In its 23-year history it has raised more than $5 million.
Local businesses are also doing their part by providing food and drinks for the callers. Prizes are being given to exceptional callers.