One of Tech’s annual fundraisers came to a close the week before spring break. On March 19, the Tech Loyalty Fund Phonathon concluded its sixth week of calling friends and alumni of the university.
“We have spoken with almost 4,000 friends and alumni over the course of six weeks,” said Rachel Bullock, coordinator of the TLF phonathon.
Student callers update contact information and inform them of updates that are happening on the Tech campus.
“Phonathon is sometimes the only time someone hears from Arkansas Tech after they graduate,” Bullock said.
However, the six weeks of calling doesn’t allow student workers to reach out to the alumni database, which has over 20,000 people.
“In our 25 nights of calling, we were only able to reach a little over 20 percent of our callable database,” Bullock said. “I’d like to expand the effort to an academic year-round event so we can reach out to more of our friends and alumni.”
While the entire database isn’t reached, the phonathon plays a vital role in Tech’s fundraising.
“Currently, we have received a little over $20,000. This number will be increasing as we receive more pledges,” Bullock said.