ADVANCEMENT NEWS Winthrop Exceeds 2025 Fundraising Goal for Unrestricted
Annual Giving A flurry of end-of-year giving propelled Winthrop ahead of a strategic goal to increase support for student scholarships and other university initiatives. For the 2018 calendar year, $714,212 was raised for the Winthrop Fund, the university’s key source for unrestricted annual giving, which surpassed the 2025 Winthrop Plan target of $700,000. Tis significant achievement was made possible by the generosity of 1,668 donors who contributed to the success of the Winthrop Fund in 2018. Te 2018 amount raised represents the second-largest total ever raised for the Winthrop Fund.
Winthrop Leadership Society Launches 100K
The Inaugural Annual Day of
Giving Challenge One of the newest donor initiatives, the Winthrop Leadership Society, wants to enhance its membership momentum with a new giving challenge.
Under the $100K challenge, for every donor who becomes a member of the leadership society in 2019, an anonymous donor will match dollar for dollar the pledge amount designated to the Winthrop Fund, up to $100,000.
Te giving society recognizes contributors who pledge to make annual gifts of $1,000 or more to Winthrop over a five-year period. Eighty charter members of the leadership society have already pledged nearly $1 million to support the Winthrop Fund and university initiatives over the next five years.
Members of the Winthrop Leadership Society enjoyed a Feb. 14 reception and a theatre performance of “Annie Get Your Gun.”
For more information on giving, or to make a gift, please call the Division of University Advancement at 803/323-2275 or visit www.winthrop.edu/give.
Giving is Coming! Winthrop will celebrate its first Day of Giving on April 6 in conjunction with Winthrop Day, an on-campus event for prospective students and their families.
Trough the Day of Giving, the university hopes to spur alumni engagement and giving, and increase donor participation overall. Supporters of Winthrop will be able to make a gift to the Day of Giving drive from April 1-6. Contributions can be made online at www.winthrop.edu/givingday or via phone at 803/323-3193. For questions about the Day of Giving, please contact Shannon Brown, annual philanthropy manager, at email@example.com.
Alumni Executive Board Applications Now Being Accepted
for 2019-22 Term Te Alumni Executive Board, composed of the officers of the Alumni Association, members-at- large and ex-officio, non-voting members, serves as the governing body of all Winthrop alumni and oversees the transaction of association business. Te Alumni Executive Board convenes for two meetings on campus per year and participate in quarterly conference calls. Tese informed and engaged volunteers serve as ambassadors and community leaders on behalf of Winthrop. Standing committees of the executive board carry out the main work of the association, with each board member serving on at least one committee.
Te Alumni Executive Board has up to four seats available for the 2019-22 term. If you are interested in serving on the Alumni Executive Board, submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1.
Your 2018 Alumni Award Winners
Te 2018 Alumni Award recipients were recognized during the Alumni Reunion and Awards Luncheon on Nov. 17. Your 2018 Alumni Award Winners are, from left, President Dan Mahony (presented the awards); Doug Echols ’77, Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award; Alena James ’08, ’10, Outstanding Young Alumni Award; Derrick Alridge ’87, ’92, Alumni Professional Achievement Award; Bert Bobb ’63, Mary Mildred Sullivan Award; Maggie Gamble ’67, ’71, Alumni Distinguished Service Award; and David McDonald '01 (announced the winners). Read more about the winners.
Save the Date! From the uniform-wearing Winthrop daughters to the more recent graduates of today’s multicultural, multi- generational student body, Winthrop alumni share a unique bond. Homecoming and Reunion Weekend is one time each year that everyone comes back to campus to remember and relive those fun-filled and life-changing college days. Save the date for this year's Homecoming and Reunion Weekend celebration on Nov. 15-16. If your class year ends in a 4 or 9, you have a class reunion this year! More details to come.
Jostens Offers Alumni Ring Discount
Winthrop has teamed with Jostens to offer alumni a special discount. Use promo code ALUMNI50 for $50 off collegiate rings and tags when placing an online order. The offer expires June 30. Order your official Winthrop class ring today!