DEAR ALUMNI AND FRIENDS,
To reflect on the past year of Excelsior College’s performance is also to reflect on the College’s history and future. In this our 40th year, we have reached a number of milestones. With strong enrollments and increased online course registrations, our status in the world of higher education is assured. These external votes of confidence indicate that Excelsior is fulfilling its mission and meeting the needs of adult learners.
On another level, our stakeholders have voted for Excelsior in a significant manner. When our alumni and friends choose to participate in our fund-raising efforts, their confidence is an indicator of our past achievements and promising future.
In 2011, Excelsior moved beyond the annual campaign to include special initiatives for our 40th anniversary. This included the Access to Success Campaign, a major gifts initiative led by Trustee and Chair of the 40th Anniversary Steering Committee Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Neff and the other members of the College’s Board of Trustees. As you will see on the next pages, the opportunities we offered motivated many to give and to give generously. Let me share some highlights of our year:
Overall, we experienced an increase in contributions that was more than double the amount in 2010.
Seven new endowments were established, with additional contributions received toward two new funds that were realized in 2012.
Our Provost’s Circle, a major giving society recognizing alumni donors of $1,000 or more annually to the College, grew by 33 percent to 24 members in FY11.
We executed our first charitable gift annuity.
Our planned giving recognition society, The Legacy Society, recognized four new members in 2010–2011.
Our major scholarship event, Partners in Lifelong Learning, grossed more than $90,000, a 50 percent increase over the previous year.
We completed the first phase in creating professional development modules to address the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers, funded by the New York State Department of Health and Fred L. Emerson Foundation.
When contributions and grant awards are combined, external support for Excelsior College exceeded $1.2 million.
There are many individuals who played a role in our results, among them the donors and funders in the pages ahead. As we move into 2012, the past year’s results provide a platform for even greater success in addressing the College’s mission of serving those historically underrepresented in higher education.
Thank you for your support and confidence in our institution.
Cathy Kushner, VP Institutional Advancement
| Page 2
| Page 3
| Page 4
| Page 5
| Page 6
| Page 7
| Page 8
| Page 9
| Page 10
| Page 11
| Page 12
| Page 13
| Page 14
| Page 15
| Page 16
| Page 17