With just a little less than two weeks remaining before the end of the 2012 Laurinburg Area Campaign to support St. Andrews University the campaign is 86 percent to the $500,000 goal.
“We have raised $431,114 through contributions from 243 donors in the community,” said St. Andrews President Paul Baldasare. “This campaign is among our most important. We are making a statement. This community stands behind its University and is committed to its success going forward.”
Campaign co-chairs Ken and Carol Nichols have been working with team leaders Julian Butler, Susan Covington, Mac Doubles, Jim Mason and Frances Willis. Division leaders include Jay Todd, Joel Hartwell, Mike Vinson, Dan Dean, Jackie Britt, and Debbie Hobbs.
“St. Andrews is an economic engine for Scotland County,” Nichols said. “The Campaign is not only an investment in St. Andrews, but also a critically important investment in the local community. St. Andrews is one of the largest employers in the county and is a community asset when it comes to attracting industries to locate in the area. Every year, St. Andrews students decide to settle in the area after graduation, keeping the growth of the area going.”