William A. Bloodworth, Jr. Scholarship Fund
BBill Bloodworth has announced his intention to step down as president of Augusta State University June 30, 2012. What better way to honor his nearly 19 years of service, and his many contributions to this institution than by establishing an endowment to provide scholarships to deserving students.
Anyone who knows Bill knows his deep concern that the cost of attending college keeps many bright, capable students from pursuing college. Your contribution to an endowment fund in his name will generate funds to provide scholarships to deserving students as well as honor a man who has given selflessly and tirelessly to this university.
You have only to look around the campus of ASU to see Bill's indelible mark. Gone are the ill-equipped Army warehouses that served as academic buildings, and in their place are state-of-the-art classroom facilities. Gone are the unattractive entrance, the dark, depressed student center, and the interior roads with traffic that threatened pedestrians.
The campus today is distinguished by a beautiful gated entrance, an attractive amphitheatre, new and renovated buildings, a scenic History Walk, and informative museum. ASU has become a destination university with student housing, a new golf house and practice facilities, and national prominence of our athletics programs-including four trips to basketball's Elite Eight and back-to-back national Division I men's golf championships. Even more importantly, ASU has enjoyed increased presence and prestige under President Bloodworth's leadership.
"In order to honor Bill's outstanding leadership, the ASU Foundation envisioned an endowment to commemorate and recognize the role that he has played in advancing ASU. This is a wonderful tribute to him and his vision for the university. All of us-faculty, staff, alumni, students, Foundation, and friends-have an opportunity to show our appreciation for all that President Bloodworth has accomplished," said Helen Hendee, vice president for development. The endowment will be announced at a reception on Thursday, June 28, at 5:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cultural Center. Please mark this date on your calendar so that you may join us in presenting him with this tribute. You also will be receiving an invitation shortly. And, please remember, that no gift is too large or small.
Ways to Give
Print a pledge card and return it to:
ASU Foundation, Inc.
c/o William A. Bloodworth, Jr. Endowment
2500 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30904-2200
Call the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 706-737-1759.
Frequently Asked Questions
What will the William A. Bloodworth, Jr. Scholarship Endowment fund?
The endowment will generate funds to provide scholarships to deserving undergraduate students. Anyone who knows Bill knows his deep concern that the cost of attending college keeps many bright, capable students from pursuing college. Your contribution to an endowment fund in his name will generate funds to provide scholarships to deserving students as well as honor a man who has given selflessly and tirelessly to this university.
Is this a one-time scholarship award or will a scholarship be given every year?
The endowment is being set up within the ASU Foundation, Inc. Interest from the endowment will be used to fund student scholarships. The allocation of dollars will follow the ASU Foundation, Inc.'s spending policy in which all scholarships are awarded.
I am a current Augusta State University faculty/staff member. Can I make a contribution via payroll deduction?
Yes. Print a pledge card. Complete the payroll deduction section to include your signature for authorization and intercampus mail to: Office of Development and Alumni Relations (Box #6). Please note that payroll deductions will begin July 2012.
How soon do I need to make my donation?
We want to release a total at his retirement celebration on June 28 and we want to include your donation/pledge as a part of the total. Therefore, we need to receive pledges and donations by 12 noon on Thursday, June 28, 2012.
Will Dr. Bloodworth know that I made a contribution?
Yes. Dr. Bloodworth will be given a list of donors; however, if you want your donation to remain anonymous, please notate this on your pledge card.
How does this affect my A Day for ASU contribution?
The campaign to raise funds for the William A. Bloodworth, Jr. Endowment is a separate fundraising effort. The A Day for ASU campaign (as a part of ASU's annual fund campaign) begins in August 2012, which raises friends and funds for the university.
If you have any additional questions regarding the William A. Bloodworth, Jr. Endowment, please contact Wes Zamzow, director of major gifts, at (706) 737-1759.