ISSUED: 11 May 2020
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University has raised $10,000 in COVID-19 relief funding for students, campus, and surrounding communities.
Fundraising began in March with a joint outreach effort by the President’s Office and Campus Health Task Force to fund the production of medical masks and supplies through the Fine Arts, Science, Technology, Engineering, Educational Resource (FASTEnER) lab. The COVID-19 relief campaign was broadened in April to include gifts through the Shepherd University Foundation to support the Shepherd Student Relief Fund, Last Dollar Fund, and Ram Pantry Fund, all of which provide vital aid to students and employees.
On May 5, Shepherd participated in #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity created as an emergency response to meet the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Led by the Shepherd University Foundation, the social media campaign began with a series of Facebook posts highlighting various community responses to the pandemic before emphasizing campus relief efforts. To learn more about these efforts, visit the Foundation on Facebook at https://facebook.com/ShepherdUniversityFoundation.
Shepherd University and the Shepherd University Foundation wish to thank alumni and community friends for their generosity amid this unparalleled time in our history as a university and as a nation.
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