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VC employees donate $28,176 in 2017 Pirate Cup

More than half of Victoria College’s employees have donated or pledged $28,176 to the 2017 Pirate Cup campaign to support VC students and initiatives.

The $28,176 is a 15 percent increase from 2016 and the most ever donated by VC employees. A total of 186 VC employees participated in the two-week giving campaign, which is a 5 percent increase from a year ago and also a new high mark for the college.

“More than 60 percent of our employees participated in this year’s Pirate Cup,” VC President Dr. David Hinds said. “That just shows you how much VC employees are willing to invest in our students. This is just another reason why Victoria College was recently recognized nationally as one of the ‘Great Colleges to Work For’ by The Chronicle of Higher Education.”

Employees contributing to the campaign are able to designate their gift to the initiatives of their choice. Some options include scholarships, endowments, employee grants and department needs.

“To help with the campaign, 18 captains volunteered to each have a team of about 15 employees. They were very instrumental in reaching out to their team members and encouraging them to participate,” said Susan Prukop, VC’s development director. “Employees from all over the campus responded enthusiastically.”