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ULM Group Grabs Top Spot In St. Jude Fundraiser

The “Up ‘til Dawn” St. Jude fundraising organization at the University of Louisiana at Monroe competed in the national Executive Board Fundraising Challenge and finished in the nation’s top spot, raising over 11,000 in 30 days.

The group took to social media to boost their donations, and throughout the month, the team climbed the national rankings to ultimately come out on top, ahead of Texas Tech University who finished with $7,865.

The team raised 27 percent of their yearly goal during the month of June, and nearly $4,000 on June 29, alone.

The top-two schools received funding and travel for all of their board members and staff advisers to attend the annual St. Jude Collegiate Leadership Seminar in Memphis—a three-day workshop which provides students with fundraising skills and new ideas to guide them toward a successful fundraising event for St. Jude.

UTD serves as the university’s fundraising group for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for pediatric cancer treatment. 

ULM UTD board members for the 2015-2016 school year are Austin Burkes of Dehli; Katee Fairchild of Epps; Nirali Patel of Monroe; Olivia Barfield of Dry Prong; Ashley Lyons of Shreveport; Ashton Mason of Natchez, Miss.; Courneishia James of St. Martinville; April Stelly of Arnaudville; Shelbi Penny of Walker; Silvienne Sint Jago of Bonaire; Danielle Potter of Monroe; Lindsay Moore of Marshall, Texas; Caitlyn Martel of Bunkie; and Brianna Barron of Arnaudville.

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