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FAU Student Alumni Association
Fundraiser Paves Way for New On-Campus Stadium
BOCA RATON, FL (February 28, 2011) – The Florida Atlantic University Student Alumni Association (SAA) is working to help fund the University’s new on-campus stadium by selling personalized bricks. The bricks, which may be engraved with an individual’s name, an organization’s name or a special message, will be placed in a sidewalk leading into the stadium.
Stadium bricks are available in two sizes, 8 inches by 4 inches with 60 character spaces for personalization, and 8 inches by 8 inches with 120 character spaces. The 8-by-4 brick is available for $75 and the 8-by-8 brick is $125. All campaign supporters receive 1-by-3 or 3-by-3 inch replicas of their personalized bricks and a portion of the payment is tax deductible. The stadium fund receives $35 for each 8-by-4 inch brick purchased and $73 for each 8-by-8 inch brick purchased. The SAA also receives a percentage of profits.
According to Paul Metcalf, assistant director of alumni relations at FAU, the idea for a student-led brick fundraising campaign was suggested in 2006 by Rick Smith ’07, who is currently an FAU National Alumni Association board member. The SAA launched the program in 2008 with the support of University administration and has continued to promote it to the FAU community.
“It is exciting for FAU students, alumni, faculty and staff to see interest grow as the construction of our stadium progresses,” said Metcalf. “I would encourage all FAU supporters to make their mark in our community and be a part of school history by purchasing a brick for the stadium.”
The final location of the bricks will be determined as stadium construction draws closer to completion. Once the location near the stadium is identified, a map will be mailed to all donors.
The first batch of bricks will be ordered in early June with expected delivery by early September. Bricks purchased after June 1 may not be placed until after the stadium has opened.
Bricks will be available for purchase at the FAU spring football game on April 23 and can be purchased online anytime at http://fauf.fau.edu/brickcampaign.
For more information about the stadium brick program, contact Paul Metcalf at 561-297-1248 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
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About the Florida Atlantic University Student Alumni Association:
SAA is the student organization at FAU that helps current students through their years in college and prepares them to become active alumni after they graduate. All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at FAU are eligible for SAA membership. Members receive the SAA BOX, which includes an SAA T-shirt and other spirit items, as well as the FAU National Alumni Association membership card, which entitles them to discounts and benefits at participating retailers, restaurants and more. Members also receive invitations to special alumni events and have the opportunity to network with FAU’s accomplished graduates.
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. In commemoration of the University’s establishment, FAU is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2011. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering & Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. For more information, visit www.fau.edu .