To support the fund that is critical to the life of the University…A gift to the Annual Fund helps to ensure the University’s future reputation, provides a single opportunity to support all areas of campus life and allows the University to respond rapidly to new opportunities as well as meet unexpected challenges. The Annual Fund supports student scholarships and financial aid packages, assists in upgrading technology in the classrooms, provides funding for the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, and helps pay for campus renovations.
The central focus of Fordham University’s strategic plan is to make Fordham the preeminent Catholic University in the country by the year 2016. We can ALL help make this happen!!! Your gift of any size allows Fordham to compete with other universities in offering top quality academic and extracurricular programs and attracting the best and brightest students.
Fordham’s alumni giving participation rate is currently 18%.
See what other schools’ alumni giving participation rates are…*
Boston College- 25%
Notre Dame- 49%
*Source: U.S. News & World Report 2006 “America’s Best Colleges”
Our goal is to have 50% participation from the Class of 2006 (the Class of 2005 achieved 43% participation). This will help improve Fordham’s overall participation rate, so we hope you will make a gift today!
While participation at any level helps, consider joining the Young Alumni President’s Club (YAPC). With a gift of $50 or more, you are entitled to the following Young Alumni President’s Club benefits:
- An invitation for you and a guest to attend the President’s Club holiday reception
- An invitation for you and a guest to attend the spring Young Alumni President’s Club reception
- A complimentary ticket to each of the two Executive Leadership Series Career Mentoring Nights
- Recognition in the President’s Report on Annual Giving, which is mailed to all Fordham alumni.
Thank you in advance for your support!
If you have any questions please contact Mari-Chris Quinn in the Development Office at (212)636-6573 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can make a gift online at www.fordham.edu/development or you can mail your gift to Mari-Chris Quinn, Fordham University Office of Development, 113 West 60th St, NY, NY 10023