Thursday, August 1, 2013

Alumnae and alumni fundraising participation rises again, helps Randolph surpass goal

Randolph College continues to receive important financial support thanks to friends of the College who are giving in increasing numbers.

In the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2013, the College surpassed its annual fund goal of $2.15 million. Most significantly, the College saw a 2.5% increase in the percentage of alumnae and alumni who are financially contributing to the College. Since 2009, the alumnae and alumni participation rate has climbed 8.5%.

“We are thankful for the generous contributions we receive from alumnae, alumni, and other friends of the College,” said Jan Meriwether, vice president for Institutional Advancement. “Their increased giving reflects their generosity and their confidence in the College’s faculty and staff who use these contributions to provide an excellent education to a growing student body.”

“It is exciting to see our percentage of giving increase again this year,” said Heather Ayers Garnett ’86, director of alumnae and alumni. She said this increase has come thanks to the commitment of dedicated trustees, alumnae, faculty, staff, and students who have worked together with the R-MWC Alumnae and Randolph College Alumni Association. “Our alumnae and alumni are making a difference in the life of the College and we are very grateful.”

“Financial contributions to Randolph College help us to further our mission of preparing students to experience life abundantly,” said Bradley W. Bateman, president of Randolph College. “They allow us to reach more students, provide more educational opportunities, improve our facilities, and support initiatives to make the college experience more meaningful and educational. I extend thanks to the friends of Randolph College who continue to make this possible.”

We recently asked students to thank the financial supporters of the College and talk about how those donations have benefited them. This video presents their responses.