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Date Posted: Sat, March 06 2021, 8:03:17
Author: PFM
Subject: Re: Giving Day
In reply to: BfloGriff 's message, "Re: Giving Day" on Sat, March 06 2021, 3:17:19

No dream...50 million is the number published in the paper

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[> [> [> [> [> Re: Giving Day -- BfloGriff, Sun, March 07 2021, 6:46:09

Son of a gun! I didn't see that. When and in what paper? Maybe The Powers That Be are planning something after all. $50M could finish Science Hall as it was intended to be. Will the $35M as estimated for that still be enough? IMO as originally described after the property was purchased and the plans were published, it would be a magnet for science an premed students. Some of the additional $$ should go to some some creative P.R. In the meantime, back to Hoops.In this strange MAAC season, Reggie and staff have done a remarkable job. But more interaction with the alumni and fans would help, IMO. P.S.will more info be coming from T.P.T.B.?

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[> [> [> [> [> [> Re: Giving Day -- PFM, Sun, March 07 2021, 14:03:02

Obviously, my HS was not local to Buffalo....and, yes there were some major gifts on Giving Day (a match to all contributions) and for the Capital Campaign ($5 million from a Hong Kong resident) among others. It's a great school with numerous highly successful graduates but here's my point. Through four States and a dozen different addresses and long (decades) before the internet I received numerous yearly contacts from the school....Capital Campaigns, Giving Day, Galas & Dances, Silent Auctions, Reunions, educational and sporting event news....you name it, they communicated it to alumni, parents, friends and family....they keep track of (almost} everyone. In contrast, for CC Giving Day I didn't know it was happening until it was over; team twitter account posts are infrequent or nearly dormant. So draw your own conclusions as to what the problem is and what the solution is!

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