Novo Collegians: Have you made a gift to the New College Fund during this fiscal year?
As New College’s fiscal year draws to a close, we’re asking all alums who have not given this year (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018) to make a contribution to the New College Fund.
Your gift will help us reach our goal of at least a 15 percent “alumni participation” rate. As of June 1, we were at 11.94 percent. It takes 71 gifts to raise the needle by one percentage point. In other words, we only need 216 alums like you to bring us over the finish line! Best of all, it can be a gift of ANY amount.
Why is this so important? The number of alums who support their institution is one of the factors that the college rating organizations consider. The rate of alumni giving is also scrutinized by granting organizations, and monitored closely by the Florida Board of Governors.
A financial gift is a small way to say “thank you” for the ways that the New College experience has changed who you are. It is a way to acknowledge that you are part of a unique community, not just back in history, but in the here and now. Most important of all, it is a way to secure generous scholarships for students in need and research grants for both students and faculty.
The clock is ticking. Won’t YOU be the one to raise the bar on alumnae/i giving?