December donations to C-SC highest in five years; second best in a decade
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Culver-Stockton College saw an impressive increase of charitable donations in the month of December, marking the college’s most successful December in five years. Giving totals ended over $647,000, with a 35 percent increase from December 2011. Donations received during the month also marked the second best fundraising result in the last decade.
“Alumni and friends made December a great month for C-SC and our college community is most grateful. It tells us that people like the direction our college is going,” said Eric Barkley, vice president for Advancement and Alumni Programs.
The increase in donations can be attributed to the comprehensive fundraising campaign, “A Vision for Our Future.” The campaign runs through June 2014, and its objective is to enhance the overall student experience and support enrollment growth opportunities through development in five major areas: student scholarships, a stronger endowment, campus beautification and paving, renovations to the Carl Johann Memorial Library, and the addition of a Recreation and Wellness Center. The campaign has drawn increasing levels of support, but more will be needed to reach its overall goal of $10.4 million. “The work happening on this campus through early gifts to the campaign is drawing a lot of interest and attention, but there is much more to be done. What’s ahead for this campus community is exciting,” said Barkley.
Alumni and friend support is vital to C-SC. Culver-Stockton accepts no federal or state monetary assistance, and therefore all operating costs and campus improvements are funded by C-SC’s own revenue sources, including private donations. Culver-Stockton is only one of a few colleges or universities in the country to take this position.
“Culver-Stockton has been successful because of the loyal support of alumni and friends and the commitment to excellence of its faculty and staff. We have big dreams, and it is exciting to watch them become a reality,” said College President Richard Valentine. “Every donation to the college holds so much potential and we are vigilant stewards of the funds invested in our campus. Supporting the current generation of college students provides lasting benefits to all areas of our society.”
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