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love the university and deeply appreciate the impact our port the institution     TQ ’ '
land-grant institution provides through its academic, re- with their financial re- ~ . ,, M   ,
search and outreach programs. These programs contribute sources because they in _4 el 
greatly to the well-being in our state and beyond. realize the need for    
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and challenges of fund—raising. My first career allowed me Since l97O’ the Pep l qww
the privilege to work in the student service areas of admis- Fcmage Of State Ahhh- li
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And alumni are giving back to UK. They are leaders in Annual giving is something all alumni ofthe University of
the community, in business and in government who Kentuclqr are invited to do each year. Whether they give to
make a difference for UK. Alumni throughout the their college of graduation, to one of the university’s student
country, and the world, are roaring advocates for UK scholarship funds or to another area ofthe university, each
representing the excellence of their academic degree on a gift is important for multiple reasons.
daily basis. They are role models for future generations First, and mgst ObViOuS’ alumni SUPPOH helps Supply gift
Of UK Studenm revenues for annual budget relief And with each passing
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State su   ort for UK has declined from 55% in 1970 to 12% today
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