News from Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
Great News from the Annual Fund!
Thank you so much to the 7,769 alumni, parents and friends of the College who supported the Annual Fund during the 2008-2009 fiscal year which ended on June 30, 2009. Your generosity was truly remarkable and made an incredibly positive impact on the College during a time of economic challenge. We are very pleased to announce the following results:
2009 Annual Fund Total -- $4,633,496 2008 Annual Fund Total -- $4,076,049 Increase of -- $557,447 or 13.7%
Prior to 2008-2009, the Annual Fund record of $4.2 million had been set in 2006-2007. This new record exceeds our former record by 10%.
While the alumni donor count increased slightly, it wasn't enough to maintain our alumni participation rate. We're excited to exceed the 50% mark for the 2009-2010 fiscal year.
2009 Alumni Participation Rate – 48% 2008 Alumni Participation Rate – 49% Decrease of – 1 percentage point
Thank you all again for your generosity and support. The 2009-2010 Annual Fund campaign officially began on July 1, and our solicitation efforts and outreach will begin later this summer. Learn more about the Annual Fund or make your 2009-2010 gift early.