CAMEO members received a “Campaign for WSU” flag as thanks for their support of the
AHAS program at WSU Vancouver. Susan Finley, AHAS director, holds a check for $26,000.
 
 
‘Campaign for WSU’
 
CAMEO’s gift counts toward WSU Vancouver’s $20 million fundraising goal for “The Campaign for Washington State University: Because the World Needs Big Ideas.”
 
The campaign is a $1 billion comprehensive fundraising effort to increase support for students, faculty, research and outreach programs and to leverage the university’s impact across the state, nation and world.
 
It is scheduled to conclude in 2015, coinciding with WSU’s 125th anniversary celebration and WSU Vancouver’s 25th anniversary.
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Cathy Anna Mayer Encouraging Others recently donated $26,000 to the Washington State University Vancouver program At Home At School.
 
CAMEO was created as a reflection of Mayer’s love for her family, friends and community after she died in 2004 due to complications of breast cancer. Each year CAMEO selects one organization to be the beneficiary of its annual “Girls Night Out” charity event.
 
AHAS provides equity and opportunity to children who face systematic roadblocks to education.
 
“AHAS enriches the lives of our most vulnerable citizens – underserved children – by providing them a community and an opportunity to thrive academically,” said Tina Eifert-Anderson of CAMEO. “AHAS promises them a future.”
About AHAS
 
AHAS offers community-based education to prepare teachers to work in an increasingly diverse society.
 
It helps K-12 and early college students who are homeless or otherwise underserved to succeed in school. It conducts ongoing research about teaching and learning.
 
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Media contact:
Brenda Alling, Office of Marketing and Communication, 360-546-9601,  brenda_alling@vancouver.wsu.edu