Today, the School of Information Studies (iSchool) launched ReFuel: The Annual Campaign for the iSchool. In its fourth year, ReFuel is a crowdfunding-style campaign that showcases four iSchool initiatives and offers $20,000 in challenge funding for participating programs.
Featuring four signature student-centered programs, the ReFuel campaign reignites innovation at the iSchool. Each gift to that is made to the ReFuel program beginning on Monday February 26 is a vote towards challenge funding offered by iSchool Board of Advisors member Sam Clarvit ’10.
The four initiatives vying for the top slot in challenge funding are: the iSchool Dean’s Fund, the Road Trips Support Fund, the Library Innovation Fund, and the Women in Information Technology Fund.
Each donor gift via the ReFuel website to one of these initiatives counts as a "vote" for challenge funding, and the total support contributed through this effort ensures that all of these programs will benefit iSchool students in the years to come.
The program that receives the greatest number of gifts by the end of the ReFuel campaign on March 26 will receive $8,000 in challenge funding. The second place program will earn $6,000, third place will earn $4,000, and fourth place will earn $2,000.
“ReFuel brings together the entire iSchool community - students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends to maximize our joint impact for good,” said Kim Pietro, Assistant Dean for Advancement at the iSchool. “We’re thankful for the challenge funding from Sam Clarvit this year, as it has helped to build a terrific energy around this campaign for our launch, and I’m excited to watch our progress over the next month as we raise funds for these important student initiatives at the iSchool.”
For more details about the four programs, and to support the ReFuel campaign, visit the ReFuel website.