As a geologist and section head of the Kentucky Geological Survey, William M. “Drew” Andrews Jr. has seen how his work has helped the state and advanced the land grant mission of the University of Kentucky.
He has furthered his impact by supporting several funds on campus through payroll deduction. Each year, Drew gives to WUKY, the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department in the College of Arts and Sciences and DanceBlue.
“UK has provided me the foundation and the opportunity to pursue a stimulating applied science career,” Drew said. “I rely on WUKY for unbiased news and information, and DanceBlue is an incredible philanthropy that has benefited my family, children of acquaintances and the community, as well as provided a tremendous opportunity to showcase the compassion and leadership of UK students.”
His support brings UK closer to its $2.1 billion campaign total. Publicly announced in September 2014, Kentucky Can: The 21st Century Campaign improves opportunities for student success, funds innovative research, improves health care, strengthens the alumni network and supports athletic programs. Already halfway to its goal, Kentucky Can benefits from the support of faculty and staff like Drew.