Annual fund gives t-shirts to raise funds

Contributed photoContributed photoMercyhurst will giving out “Lucky to be a Laker” t- shirts to anyone who donates $15 to its annual fund.

“We do this as a way to build pride and morale for the alumni who donate to the school,” said Tamara Walters, director of alumni relations and annual giving.

“Each year, we try to do something new and fun so that we know our alumni and donors are representing us in their respective communities,” she said.

The Mercyhurst Annual fund goes towards many operations, including the expansion of the library and financial aid.

“Students don’t always realize what a big difference the annual fund can make. It is part of what allows us to give as much financial aid as we do,” Walters said.

The university has a goal of $400,000 for the annual fund.

The university tends to target Mercyhurst alumni as possible donors, but anyone who chooses to donate can receive a free t- shirt.