Undergrad Gift Campaign Breaks Records

A team of 28 Haas undergraduate seniors reached out to their classmates through one-on-one solicitations and raised a record-breaking $10,545 for the Haas Senior Gift Campaign.

As a result of the Senior Gift Campaign Committee’s high-touch efforts, 60 percent of the graduating class of 2009 contributed to the 14th annual campaign. That's up from 48 percent participation by the class of 2008, which raised $8,700.

Adam Melero, BS 09, gift committee chair, presented the class's check to Dean Rich Lyons at the school's end-of-the-year celebration on May 15. Melero said the goal of the committee’s efforts was to educate classmates on the importance of staying connected and supporting the Haas School.

Dean Lyons commended the 28-member committee for its efforts and noted that many students made donations that qualified them to join the Haas Leadership Society, which he said, "represents our school’s most invested annual supporters."

Adam Melero, BS 09, gift committee chair, helped the Senior Gift Campaign raise a record $10,545 this year. Here Melero presents the class's check to Dean Rich Lyons.