University’s second on-air event raises money for scholarships all day Friday
Grambling, La. - Grambling State University is holding its second annual radiothon at KRGM-FM Friday (Nov. 1), offering alumni, fans and supporters opportunities to receive special premium gifts as they contribute to the academic success of students with donations dedicated for scholarships. The radiothon also helps recruitment and retention efforts.
Last year was a success for the first ever radiothon and this year has some eager for the event Friday. "We’re excited about our second annual radiothon, and we’ve got a lot of good things in store, including a few surprises," said Joyce Evans, KGRM’s general manager and a 1974 Grambling State University graduate. "Twelve hours is a long time to be on the radio, but it’ll go by swiftly as alums, students and others come by and offer their support to dear ole Grambling."
Evans will co-host the radiothon with Keidron Dotson, a university alumnae and former KTVE-TV/NBC10 news anchor. The first guest will be GSU President Frank G. Pogue, who will talk about the importance of giving and why helping the university is more important now than ever. “No donation is too small and we encourage alumni, faculty, staff and supporters to contribute whatever they can,” he said.
The university is encouraging, and enticing, contributions with some special offers, including only five footballs signed by Super Bowl MVP Doug Williams, who was the Washington Redskins quarterback when the NFL team won the Super Bowl championship against the Denver Broncos 25 years ago this year. Those who contribute between $501 and $1,000 are eligible for one of the footballs, but the station expects those to go early, and fast.
Those who want to contribute at lower amounts also have some opportunities:
- $24 and below T-Shirt/Lanyard
- $25 – $100 T-shirt/USB
- $101 – $250 T-Shirt/Garment Bag
- $251-$500 T-Shirt/Duffle Bags
- $501 – $1,000 T-Shirt/a Doug Williams-autographed football or a choice of a garment or duffle bag
A $1,000 contribution gets a donor all of the above items.
"Clearly the nation and the world knows more about our university than they did just two weeks ago," said Debra Johnson, interim associate vice president of institutional advancement and director of alumni affairs. "We need the support of alums and everyone now more than ever, but we want to make it clear that we cannot do this with only alumni; we need everyone’s help."
Join in on the fun and listen throughout the day. Be a part of the live broadcast by calling 318-274-2182, or visit the station on the second floor of Washington-Johnson Complex on the GSU campus.
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