Kentucky State’s Vision 2020 Matching Campaign
successfully concluded in December 2002 as the University’s most successful fund raising campaign in history. The effort raised $2,277,000 that was equally matched by Kentucky’s “Bucks for Brains” program. The total effort will add (when all donor commitments are paid) $4,554,000 to Kentucky State’s endowment. Donors have up to five years to meet their pledge commitments. The Vision 2020 Matching Campaign
supported four identified endowments: Endowed Professor in Education; Endowed Professor in Business; Endowed Library Fund; Endowed Student Scholarships.
The Kentucky State University campus-giving campaign is known as BREDS. The acronym BREDS stands for “Building Resources For Educational Development And Students.” This program is designed specifically for employees, providing administrators, faculty, and staff an opportunity to give to Kentucky State University in a systematic way. The BREDS campaign is held annually in the spring.
The 2003 BREDS Annual Campaign generated $23,807 from University employees. More than 37 percent of the institution’s employees participated in the effort. The 2003 Alumni Annual Fund Drive and other special fund raising campaigns combined to raise an additional $123,984 in private contributions.
The 2004 Alumni Annual Fund Campaign began in Fall 2003 and the 2004 BREDS Annual Campaign began in early 2004. These two campaigns seek to generate more than $100,000 in private contributions that are immediately available to the University to meet its most pressing needs.