As a major component of the Promise Campaign, The New College Fund provides flexible resources on an annual basis to allow New College of Florida to bring extraordinary students and excellent faculty to a dynamic, intellectually driven, learning community.
As a supporter of The New College Fund, you are demonstrating your commitment and dedication to New College. Donors benefit from the knowledge that their gifts impact students through enriching resources and opportunities that are the hallmarks of the college’s innovative academic program.
One of the signature outreach initiatives for the New College Fund is our student led phone-a-thon program. Through this program, student workers call alums and parents throughout the year to secure gifts for New College. Last year, the phone-a-thon raised nearly $70,000. Meet our 2014-2015 New College phone-a-thon student team.
As part of The New College Fund, donors receive unique opportunities. Each giving society has a specific set of benefits. To download the brochure for The New College Fund, click here.
Levels of Giving
In recognition of your gift to The New College Fund, you will be recognized as a member of one of the following donor categories and receive accompanying benefits:
President’s Circle ($10,000+)
In addition to the benefits included in the previous levels, members of the President’s Circle will receive an invitation to a ‘Breakfast Book Conversation’ with President O’Shea in March.
Provost’s Circle ($5,000-$9,999)
In addition to the benefits included in the previous levels, donors will receive a VIP invitation to a New College holiday reception and tour of historic College Hall in December plus a VIP invitation to meet nationally recognized student scholars in May.
1960 Society ($1,960-$4,999)
In addition to the benefits included in the previous levels, donors will receive a library card** or alumnae/i id card*** (alums only), two tickets to the annual Alumnae/i Reunion Weekend (alums only), season tickets to New Topics and New Music (RSVP required) and an invitation to New College’s annual scholarship reception in April.
As part of the New College Fund, donors will receive recognition in publications and on the New College website, a New College magnet and a New College car decal.
As part of the New College Fund, donors will receive recognition on the New College website.
*Season ticket prices will not be included in the tax deductible amount.
**If you wish to obtain a library card please notify staff at the Circulation Desk at the Jane Bancroft Cook Library that you are a 1960 Society, Provost's Circle, or President's Circle donor. You will need to complete an application. Staff will then provide you with a card and enter your information into our Library Management System. Once entered into the system 6 items from the Jane Bancroft Cook Library Collection may be checked out on your card at one time. Items are on loan for 3 weeks, no renewals.
Community library cards do not allow for:
• Renewal of checked out items
• Remote Access (i.e. off-campus) to Databases
• Use of Interlibrary Loan or UBorrow services
• Use of library classrooms, group study rooms or labs
• Use of the computers in the ARC (Academic Resource Center)
• Borrowing of equipment from ETS
***Alumnae/i id card access link
Will My Gift to The New College Fund Make a Difference?
Absolutely! Every gift of any size makes a big difference. Student tuition and State of Florida appropriations cover only part of the cost of a New College education. The remaining expenses are provided by the New College Fund, along with support from endowments, grants and other gifts. This public/private partnership allows New College to attract prestigious faculty and top-ranked students from around the world, and to provide rigorous, individualized learning within the state university system.
How Are Gifts to The New College Fund Used?
Gifts to The New College Fund support current year needs including financial aid, faculty positions, faculty and student research, and vital institutional support. A New College Fund gift is a gift of any amount that is not a planned gift, capital project gift or gift to an endowment. A New College Fund gift may be a major gift ($25,000 or more) and/or part of a multi-year gift and includes gifts made to support major college events and series. Most New College Fund gifts are undesignated and used to satisfy the greatest needs of the college in the areas listed above. Some New College Fund gifts are designated by the donor for a particular area of need, such as student research.
Can I make a Pledge to The New College Fund?
Pledges are welcome and pledge payments may be made in convenient installments, to be completed by June 30th.
How Do I make a Gift or Pledge Payment to The New College Fund?
Gifts and pledges can be paid via credit card at donate.ncf.edu/the-new-college-fund or by calling (941) 487-4800. You may also pay by check, payable to New College Foundation, and mailed to the Keating Center, 5800 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243.
Thank you in advance for your support of New College and helping ensure our ability to provide promising young men and women an outstanding liberal arts education. For more information on how you can support The New College Fund, please contact the New College Foundation at (941) 487-4800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.