Retirees Association

Retiree contributions to the university now reach $1,076,015

This report on Campus Scholarship and Innovation Campaign (CSIC) drive was provided by Amy Jones, director of annual giving in the University Foundation.

The 2017 CSIC campaign is ongoing with retirees being contacted by students working in the University Foundation office of Annual Giving. Student calling began in mid-November and will continue until December 19. A completed report for 2017 retiree donations will not be available until February 2018.

As of November 30, 2017, 167 retirees have given $100,639 with five gifts of $5,000 or more.

$7,868 has been designated for the Retirees Associoation's Nick Davis Endowment, bringing that fund’s total to approximately $85,000. The original goal was to reach the $90,000 level because at a 5 percent University Foundation payout, three $1,500 scholarships would be fully funded. However, the Foundation has reduced the payout to 4.5 percent, which means that the fund must reach the $100,000 level to fully fund the scholarships.

Retiree donations have benefited from the $6,100 of matching money contributed by members of the board, of which $5,400 has been committed.

Contribution amounts and the number of contributors are running behind the pace set in the years from 2012 to 2016.

However, on a positive note the official total contributions of retirees since 2001 has exceeded the one million dollar mark and stands at $1,076,015.