Everyone—students, faculty, staff, alums, parents and the community— benefits from annual giving. Annual Fund gifts meet a range of needs and touch every student. Last year, Annual Fund contributions totaled $3.1 million, with nearly 6,000 donors. Here’s how we used those contributions:
The Annual Fund is an essential element of Campaign for the Colleges. Just as new and renovated construction provides an environment for learning and endowment perpetuates the best teaching and scholarship, a strong annual fund underwrites the Colleges’ distinctive liberal arts education …for generations to come. In fact, no gifts to the Colleges have more immediate impact on today’s students than those made every year to the Annual Fund. To support the Annual Fund, please contact Jared Weeden ’91 at (315) 781-3782, e-mail her at email@example.com, or Make an Online Gift Today.
Every gift makes a tremendous difference to Hobart and William Smith. Alumni and alumnae participation helps create the participation rate that is used as a benchmark in the college rankings. The Colleges are especially proud of the support our parents and families make to The Parents Fund. Many Hobart and William Smith parents have made gifts for 10 years or more. Students also contribute a collective Senior Gift during their final year at the Colleges.
Annual gifts support the Colleges’ budget where funds are needed most. During the Campaign for the Colleges, you will have the opportunity to designate your annual gifts in any of seven important areas:
Named giving societies give special recognition to donors: