The progress thermometer is now just at a starting point. I’m still awaiting the first official update from the folks at the College at Oneonta Foundation. The $2000 number is simply the amount I’m starting with–it’s based on the checks that were handed to me at the time of my mom’s memorial service and my own donation. It doesn’t yet include any donations that have been made online or that have been sent directly to the college. The staff there told me that they give regular updates if gifts are being made. The Academy has a pace that works well in its world. However, I know at the university where I work, those updates don’t come in “internet time.” I’ll be contacting the people at the College at Oneonta Foundation to see if we can find a faster update mechanism.