Foundation sets lofty goal for its 30th annual phonathon to raise money for scholarships

Fort Hays State University will conduct its 30th annual Tiger Call phonathon beginning Sunday, Oct. 14. Organized by the FHSU Foundation, Tiger Call is the main fundraising event for FHSU scholarships. This year's goal is to raise $450,000.

The FHSU Foundation has moved into its new building, the Robbins Center, which has a dedicated call center. The AT&T Communications Center is located on the lower level of the new building at One Tiger Place at the south entrance to the FHSU campus. Tiger Call organizers hope to reach roughly 32,000 graduates and former students this year.

This year's Tiger Call will include 500 to 600 volunteers, consisting of students, faculty, staff and FHSU supporters. Helping to lead the effort this year are co-chairs John Heinrichs, chair of the Department of Geosciences, and Glen McNeil, chair of the Department of Health and Human Performance.

The theme of this year's Tiger Call is "Make Change." Not only is the goal to "make change" by raising money for the scholarship program, but to make a change in the lives of current and future students.

"Our need for student scholarship money continues to grow as our student population increases," said Melanie Bailey, director of annual giving for the Foundation. "Scholarships not only ease the financial burden for students but they also are an important recruiting tool for the university."

If you are interested in volunteering for Tiger Call, contact the FHSU Foundation at 628-5620.

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