My plug for the ACUI Education & Research Fund activities during ACUI’s Annual Conference.

The goal of the Education and Research Fund is to help ACUI members tell their story through research and programs, as well as ensure the long-term financial stability of the Association.

Through the generous contributions of ACUI members, friends, and corporate partners, the Education and Research Fund has endowed several Association awards; funds scholarships for students to attend ACUI’s premier leadership program, the Institute for Leadership Education and Development (I-LEAD®); and created a scholarship for individuals to attend the IPDS: New Professionals Orientation. The Education and Research Fund also provides research grants that encourage the creation of new knowledge within the college union and student activities profession.

The Education and Research Fund raises money through its Annual Fund campaign, events at the annual conference such as the Silent Auction and FUNd Run, and through direct campaigns for specific funding initiatives. In the last year, donors have helped to complete endowments for three additional awards and helped start a new research grant in the college union and student activities field.

Join the celebration in Orlando by participating in the many events that support the Education and Research Fund.

Silent Auction
Help make this year the biggest one ever. Register an item online and make sure you bid high and bid often in Orlando.

Duck Race
On Monday, April 7, come cheer on your duck and raise money for scholarships and awards. Purchase your duck (or ducks!) early before they run out!

FUNd Run/Walk
On Wednesday, April 9, experience a run in the gorgeous Florida dawn hours on the beautiful golf course at the Marriott while raising money for the Education and Research Fund. Go here to pay your entry fee in advance and to allow others to support your run.

Pay to Sleep In
Not a morning person? Running not your thing? Then pay to sleep in! Support the Education and Research Fund from the comfort of your own bed.

Finally, consider contributing to our campaign in honor of ACUI’s first 100 years and help build a research program for the next 100 years. For just $83.33 a month between now and December, you can be part of history!

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