As a recent alumna of the MPA program, I am so excited to see the overwhelming support for the Burkhalter-Rassel Scholarship crowdfunding campaign! It is evident that the impact of the educational opportunities offered by this program have left a lasting impression on many of us.
Over the course of our 66-day campaign, we raised over 2.5 times more than our original goal of $5,000. Together, we contributed over $12,500 toward endowing the Burkhalter-Rassel Scholarship. That is incredible, and I thank each and every one of you who made a contribution and who shared our campaign messaging with your networks. Without each of you, this would have been impossible.
This astounding fundraising effort leaves the Burkhalter-Rassel Scholarship only $3,500 short of endowment status, where the scholarship will live on indefinitely and provide financial assistance for future local government leaders entering the MPA program. If you would like to host a fundraiser for the Burkhalter-Rassel Scholarship, feel free to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org), and I am more than happy to help!
Thank you for being an engaged member of the MPA community of students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends. I hope that you will continue to be an active part of the program.
All My Best,
Brittany Bumgarner, MPA '15