Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A Culture of Philanthropy Taking Root with UC Faculty and Staff

In my role as RAPP Program Coordinator, I've worked to support Proudly Cincinnati by encouraging donations and fundraising for the Linda Bates Parker Scholarship as well as serving as a liaison for Student Life in the Faculty/Staff Campaign.  - Rebecca

From UC News:

A Culture of Philanthropy Taking Root with UC Faculty and Staff

With private support becoming increasingly critical to UC’s viability, faculty and staff have led the charge to take increased ownership of fundraising and move the university closer to the Proudly Cincinnati goal.

Date: 7/26/2011 4:00:00 PM
By: Tim Russell
Other Contact: Lauren Boettcher
Other Contact Phone: (513) 556-7703

UC ingot  The 2010-2011 faculty/staff campaign accounted for more than $6.37 million of UC’s annual fundraising total. The seventh year of the University-wide Faculty/Staff giving campaign was one of many milestones:
  • More than 4,000 faculty and staff made gifts, the highest total on record and more than double the amount of the first campaign in 2005.
  • The jump from 3,309 donors in 2010 to 4,029 donors in 2011 is the largest one-year increase in campaign history.
  • Seven colleges, departments and units finished with more than 80% of employees choosing to give to the priority of their choice.
  • The Carl H. Lindner College of Business achieved a 100% donation rate among full-time faculty and staff, becoming the first college to reach full participation in campaign history.
This private support helped propel UC’s yearly fundraising total to $106.3 million – and brought the tally of UC’s Proudly Cincinnati campaign to $785.6 million. By raising $214 million over the next two years, UC will join the select company of public universities who have completed billion-dollar campaigns.
Faculty and staff have cumulatively contributed more than $48 million to Proudly Cincinnati since kicking off in 2005. Employee generosity symbolizes a strong commitment to UC’s goals and is a powerful motivator for donors.
These numbers would not be possible without the example of current and retired employees who helped make history in 2011. There are still strides to make before reaching President Williams’ UC2019> goal of 50% employee participation, but the vested fundraising interest from faculty and staff are harnessing institutional momentum throughout the entire UC community. Kudos to all of you who gave back to the University of Cincinnati – and thank you for setting the tone for external support.

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