We are in the final 10 months of our BOUNDLESS campaign, and we have tremendous momentum going into the home stretch now.
I want to seize this momentum by encouraging all members of our campus community – faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, and friends – to participate in this exciting effort and support their areas of strongest interest at the College. Now is our time to champion the College, help us write the next chapter in our history and to provide the margin of excellence that will raise our stature and enhance our student experience.
I’m especially excited about this campaign because of the many highlights achieved thus far. Did you know:
- There have been more than 22,000 unique donors who have made nearly 56,000 gifts and commitments.
- Alumni, parents, and friends alone have collectively given more than $106 million toward our $125 million campaign goal.
- Our leading donor group is our alumni! Nearly 9,300 alumni have made at least one gift or commitment to our campaign. As an alumnus, I would like to see 10,000 fellow alums participating in BOUNDLESS by the end of our campaign next June.
- Through this campaign, we have been able to create and award more scholarships than ever. Since FY 2011, we have grown student aid and scholarship support from the College of Charleston Foundation by nearly 70 percent – thus making the dream of a College of Charleston education a reality for many of our students.
I am particularly proud of our own faculty and staff members who have also supported BOUNDLESS. So far, 630 faculty and staff members have made over 5,800 gifts and commitments for a total of over $1.7 million dollars! This remarkable endorsement from our faculty and staff resonates with me so much because we couldn’t be the College of Charleston or provide our high-quality, student-focused education without them.
It is clear we have much to be proud of, and I am confident that by next June, we will have even more to celebrate as we mark yet another milestone in the history of this great institution.
My sincerest thanks to all of you who have made the College a priority through the BOUNDLESS campaign. You truly are making a difference in the life of our College and our students. In these final months, I hope even more of you will join with me in helping us meet and exceed our campaign goals.