October 23, 2015
I invite and encourage you to help us recognize your co-workers who exemplify excellence in building and sustaining relationships with UC San Diego's supporters, volunteers and external community members. The UC San Diego Foundation's Stewardship Committee will present the 4th Annual Excellence in Stewardship Awards in June.
Friends of UC San Diego consistently tell us that relationships between our university and the community are built and sustained by individuals - our staff and faculty who respect and care about our supporters and understand the importance of helping them realize the impact of their philanthropy.
As we head into the most ambitious fundraising campaign in our university's history, the stewardship of our community supporters is critical. It is imperative that we show our appreciation, keep our friends engaged, and report back to them the positive impact that they have on UC San Diego's success.
Any UC San Diego employee, UC San Diego Foundation Board Trustee, or campus volunteer who is familiar with the individual may nominate for the Staff category, or the Faculty or Campus Leadership category.
The 2015 Excellence in Stewardship awardees were Rand Steiger of the UC San Diego Music Department and Ann Klein of the Financial Aid Office. They were nominated by their peers who took a few moments to tell our committee about the important outreach they do every day to ensure that our donors are aware of the impact of their involvement with UC San Diego.
You can access additional information and a nomination form online at http://blink.ucsd.edu/_files/sponsor-tab/advancement/CallNominations2015_2016.pdf. Please submit your nominations to Christy Bliss via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through campus mail at MC 0937. Nominations are due by January 15, 2016.
Awardees will be selected by the UC San Diego Foundation's Stewardship Committee and notified in February. Awards will be presented at the UC San Diego Foundation's annual dinner in June.
Questions regarding the award program may be directed to Christy Bliss at email@example.com or at (858) 822-6604. Thank you all for your good efforts to steward our supporters and to continue building a culture of philanthropy at UC San Diego.