Paine College Staff Association Makes $2,000 Donation in Support of Together, We Can Campaign for Paine

Posted by painewebmaster | 11/26/2014 03:25 AM

The Paine College Staff Association is in the giving spirit.  Today, immediately following the annual Thanksgiving program that was held in the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel, the Staff Association donated $2,000 in support of Together, We Can Annual Campaign for Paine.  Together, We Can is a fundraising initiative that is designed to raise immediate funds that will address critical needs for the College.  “This gift speaks volumes and demonstrates the campus family’s commitment to preserving the institution that has served the community for over 132 years,” said Dr. Samuel Sullivan, Interim President.

According to the organization’s president, Uzetta Gresham, the donation is a precursor to the Staff Association’s Family and Friends Pack the Pews fundraising event that will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel.  The “pack the pews” fundraising event will feature a showcase of entertainment by the Paine College students.  Each pew will have a captain and a team responsible for raising a minimum of $250.00 or more in support of the College.  Friends of the College are invited to join the pew captains and teams in a show of support with their donations for the College.

In existence for twenty-two years, the Paine College Staff Association is comprised of over 50 members who pay annual dues and render volunteer service in support of the organization’s mission that exemplifies the Paine Ideal, the Core Value of Service, and the College’s Strategic Plan.  “Service is at the core of our mission,” commented Henrietta Hayes, vice president.  “We strive to boost morale among our peers as we maintain a positive and productive work environment.”

The Staff Association has donated to numerous agencies and causes.  They include the Ronald McDonald House; Hope House; Safe Homes of Augusta; UNCF; Master’s Table Soup Kitchen; and the University Hospital Breast Cancer Awareness Miracle Mile Walk.  The organization also provides school supplies to Paine College students and gift cards to staff members for various occasions.

The Paine College Staff Association provides significant endorsement strength and serves as an ambassador by linking the College with community constituents.

The Paine College Staff Association invites the public to “pack the pews” on December 6th in support of service to the College.   Contact Uzetta Gresham at 706.396.8102,, Henrietta Hayes at 706.821.8324,, or Helene Carter in the Office of Institutional Advancement at 706.821.8323, to make your donation in support of this fundraising event.