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Alumni Foundation Board commits $75,000 to Student Center

At their quarterly meeting on Aug. 11, the Oral Roberts University Alumni Foundation Board of Directors voted to give $75,000 to ORU for the Armand Hammer Alumni-Student Center project.

The $75,000 will come from the foundation's unrestricted funds.

"This gift shows that the Alumni Foundation is working hard to support what's important to the University," said Rick Fenimore, a two-time ORU graduate who serves on the board. He hopes the gift will "send a strong message" to other alumni and encourage them to make their own gifts and pledges to this project.

"For decades," said Alumni Foundation Board Chair Jesse Pisors, "Oral Roberts University alumni have faithfully supported programs that advance the University's mission, such as the current campaign to raise funds for a new alumni-student center. I fully believe that the Armand Hammer Alumni-Student Center is a crucial, long-term investment in the continuity of ORU's ability to change the world by providing a whole-person education to people from across the nation and around the world. It is personally very satisfying for me to be working closely with ORU alumni at this time in the University's history."

October 1 is the deadline for gifts and pledges. Those who make a pledge have until April 30, 2012 to fulfill their commitment.

ORU will break ground on the Alumni-Student Center in early 2012.

For more information, or to make a gift or pledge, go to hammercenter.org.