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Inside Iowa State
March 21, 1997

New campaign option set

by Anne Dolan
Employees who contribute to Campaign Destiny: The Drive From Within now have another place to direct their gifts. The Professional and Scientific Council, in cooperation with the ISU Foundation and the Provost's Office, established the P&S Professional Development Fund earlier this month.

Gifts to the endowed fund will supplement the $5,000 provided annually by the Provost's Office for P&S professional development activities grants. Under a new agreement, the Provost's Office will match the expendable interest (5 percent) generated by the fund, up to another $5,000 annually.

"This is a significant move forward. For several years, council members have expressed concern that requests for professional development assistance far outweigh the funds available," said Jim Meek, president of the P&S Council.

Those interested in contributing to the professional development fund should fill in account no. 0700118 on the "gift designation line" on their campaign pledge cards. All employees will receive pledge cards in March or April.

In other P&S Council business:

The next P&S council meeting begins at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in the Memorial Union Gold Room. During the noon open forum in the Gold Room, Anne Swift, coordinator of the Financial Counseling Clinic, will cover the basics of family budgeting and the credit card "trap."

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