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Campaign Weeks

Clark Atlanta University 
Institutional Advancement and University Relations 
317 Haven-Warren 
(404) 880-8710; (404) 880-8395 (fax)


CLASS – Alumni and Schools Campaign

The CLASS (Chapter Leadership and School Support) group, our deans and alumni, felt it was very important to engage graduates and cultivate them for special projects that were long term. This year each school will host one of a four part alumni reception series that will touch alumni to encourage participation and gifts. Selected alumni from each of the schools will have an opportunity to host a reception and speak to peers about the importance of giving.

Also, each year, all alumni receive a telephone call or a personalized letter inviting them to participate in their school’s annual fund campaign. Phone-a-thon callers are all currently enrolled students who look forward to speaking with alumni and have a great love for Clark Atlanta University. The goal is to speak with alumni about recent happenings within their school, update their alumni record and invite them to participate in this year’s campaign.

PROWL – Athletics Campaign

The PROWL (Panthers Reinvesting our Wealth for Learning) group, champions in athletics, have been pulled together to work on a celebrity basketball game that is sure to please every lover of sports. The Athletics Department will host the High Stakes Celebrity Hoops, designed to showcase the athletic ability of our faculty, alumni, SGA, and celebrity guests while bringing awareness to the Annual Fund Campaign. There will be a very special half-time show performed by artists from Block Entertainment as well as awards given at the end of the game.

PROWL event - October 14

“Stand Up for CAU!” Hosts High Stakes Celebrity Hoops (7:30 p.m.)
Clark Atlanta University’s Athletics Department will host a “Stand Up for CAU!” Celebrity Basketball Game, Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Vivian Epps Gymnasium. The game will feature alumni, SGA and our administration and many more. Last year the game featured musical artists from Konvict Muzik, ColliPark Music, Drumma Boy and Bad Boy Records. There will be a special half-time show provided by artists/entertainers and awards will be given at the end of the game. The event is FREE OF CHARGE but attendees are encouraged to donate to the Annual Fund. Please support this “Stand Up for CAU!” Annual Fund Campaign event. Call (404) 880-8123 or (404) 880-8710 for more information.

ROAR – Parents Campaign

The ROAR (Refortifying Our Academic Resources) group consists of parents of current students and they are invited to go above and beyond tuition and enhance the everyday and immediate needs faced by Clark Atlanta University. The CAU Parents Fund allows parents to designate their gift to a particular program or school, providing ROAR parents with another opportunity to directly impact the quality of their child’s education today, and to ensure the continued growth of Clark Atlanta University in the future.

ROAR event - TBA

“Stand Up for CAU!” Scoops Up Flavor of Financial Aid (TBA)
Join The Office of Financial Aid and UNCF in a partnership to host parents of current students at Clark Atlanta University for an Ice-cream Social and Financial Aid/Scholarship Information Session in Davage Auditorium. Come out and join our students and their parents in learning more about Financial Aid and our UNCF partners. The event is FREE OF CHARGE. Please support this “Stand Up for CAU!” Annual Fund Campaign event. Call (404) 880-8710 or visit us on the web at for more information.

CUBS – Students Class Gift Campaign

The CUBS (Contributions for the University’s Best Students), our student group, host various events to celebrate student academic success and that also help the community at large. From these activities evolved class campaigns, requesting that each student make a contribution of at least there class year to the annual fund campaign. The Class Gift Campaign is responsible for establishing a lifelong giving relationship with students while still enrolled at CAU. The goals of the Class Gift Campaign are to increase young alumni commitment, create a sense of unity within the student body and raise awareness about philanthropy and support for CAU. In order to achieve these goals, the Class Gift Campaign establishes a volunteer committee consisting of students from every major and class level to host a wide variety of events and promotions that include Senior Tailgates, Grad Fairs, Bowl-a-Thons, and Meet and Greet nights.

CUBS event - TBA

“Stand Up for CAU!” CUBS Competing for a Cause (Noon)
In celebration of “Clark Atlanta University’s Best Students” (CUBS) and awareness of the “Stand Up for CAU!” Annual Fund Campaign, the Office of Annual and Special Giving will host the Student Class Giving Campaign Kick-off on the Promenade in front of the Student Center. All students are asked to come out and compete in support of their class. The winning class will receive an award and recognition at the CAU vs. Morehouse basketball game. Please support this “Stand Up for CAU!” Annual Fund Student Class Campaign. Call (404) 880-8710 or visit us on the web at for more information.

P.A.N.T.H.E.R. – Employee Campaign

Each year, our P.A.N.T.H.E.R. (Payroll Activated Network for Targeted Higher Education Resources) group of faculty and staff are invited to participate in an annual campaign. Employees are sent a letter to their on-campus address during the fall of each year. Each employee has the option of designating their gift to the area of their choice including programs, equipment, departments or the unrestricted fund. Faculty and staff pledges and gifts can be paid using cash, checks, credit cards and/or payroll deduction.

PANTHER event – September 5

“Stand Up for CAU!” Faculty/Staff Kick-off the PANTHER Challenge for the President’s Cup Award (noon)
In celebration of our employees’ labor of love, we kick-off the “PANTHER Challenge”. The Challenge recognizes employee giving by highlighting the percentage rate of giving in every unit on campus. Each unit is represented in either the Academic or Administrative division and is listed below. The area with the highest percentage of employee giving from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012 has a chance to win the President's Cup of Excellence for their division. Each cup will be annual “traveling awards” and will be presented at the Annual Faculty and Staff Institute in August based upon results through June 30. Every gift counts, from $5 to $5,000 (and beyond), and can be earmarked for what matters most to you. You decide what to support, and at what level! Participation is very important. It is vital that CAU be able to show off-campus donors how well on-campus donors support this great University. Employees may pledge today and make your gift by October 10, sign up for fast and easy payroll deduction, write a check or give online. Please support this “Stand Up for CAU!” Annual Fund Campaign event. Call (404) 880-6189 or visit us on the web at for more information.

PANTHER event – October 14

“Stand Up for CAU!” Unveiling of PANTHER Challenge President’s Cup for Excellence (7:00 p.m.)
Prior to the “Stand Up for CAU!” Celebrity Basketball Game, President Carlton E. Brown will unveil the President’s Cup for Excellence Award. This award is given to the campus unit with the highest percentage of employee giving. Please support this “Stand Up for CAU!” Annual Fund Campaign event. Call (404) 880-8710 or visit us on the web at for more information.