from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An intensive fundraising campaign in which callers solicit donations by telephone.


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  • Boots got his first taste of fundraising when he worked as a "phonathon" caller while he was a student at

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  • There's Fresno State and Georgia, Michigan with its pay-for-play, Villanova with its non-stop phonathon and even pious St. Bonaventure, caught sneaking a player onto the team whose sole claim to eligibility was a welding certificate.

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  • I remember I was toiling away at the phonathon and if my memory is correct, he was working there, too.

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  • · Prepare phonathon cards and other necessary materials.

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  • Pictured are four Crestwood High School students demonstrating their preparedness for next week's phonathon.

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  • Wayne Kreitzer, Crestwood guidance counselor, says that on average, about 70 students volunteer to call area residents during the special phonathon event.

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  • In addition to the strolls, Erin Marsh said, volunteers will be conducting two days of phonathon work later this month.

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  • NORTH EASTON, MA (NAMC) - Stonehill College students from Circle K, Into the Streets and the Stonehill Development Office recently volunteered their services for the 10 th consecutive year to help the Children's Museum in Easton with their 2008 Invest In Kids annual campaign phonathon.


  • The Boise State University Foundation has decided to move its semi-annual phonathon up by two months in an attempt to replenish scholarship awards.

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  • The phonathon began Jan. 18 and typically serves as a means to contact and inform thousands of people about general updates on university news and events.

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