for the University of Vermont completed the fourth year of its six-year
timeline on June 30, 2005, with $197,187,557 in commitments toward its
$250 million goal.
two years remaining, the comprehensive Campaign was 66 percent of the
way through its timeline as of June 30, with almost 80 percent of its
overall goal accomplished. Two of the priorities faculty support
and unrestricted gifts have already exceeded their goal. Of the
remaining priorities, the most significant challenge during the final
two years is to address a so-called scholarship gap in funding
for the Campaigns top priority, student scholarship support.
the end of fiscal 2004-2005, $57,801,070 had been committed toward the
$105,000,000 goal for scholarships, or 55 percent.
going to take all of our best efforts over the next two years to bring
that scholarship number up where we need it to be, said Ian deGroot
79, special assistant to the president. I remain confident
we can get there with the broad support of the entire UVM community.
Approximately 70 percent of Vermont students and 56 percent of out-of-state students receive some form of financial aid at UVM. The renewed emphasis on scholarships during the final phases of the Campaign will include efforts to build scholarship endowments through initiatives such as the Lintilhac Scholarship Challenge as well as current operating support for scholarships that is critical to meeting the Universitys enrollment objectives.
UVM Fund boosts Campaign results
to the annual UVM Fund added more than $6 million to the Campaign total
during fiscal 2004-2005, with nearly 20,000 donors directing their annual
giving toward Campaign priorities.
note is a new record of more than $2 million in unrestricted giving to
the UVM Fund, which adds significantly to the University's capacity to
meet its most urgent needs, including scholarship support for students.
greatest challenge remains increasing the percentage of alumni making
annual contributions to the University said Alan Ryea90, director
of alumni and parent programs. UVMs alumni participation rate is
currently at 18 percent. But overall, were pleased with the
years results and are especially encouraged by the upward trend
in unrestricted giving.
All gifts to the UVM Fund are included in the totals for the $250 million Campaign for the University of Vermont.
of the end of 2004 2005, The Campaign for The University of Vermont
very pleased with the strong support from Boston and surrounding communities,
said Ian deGroot 79, special assistant to the president. Our
thanks go out to all of our donors in Greater Boston and to the members
of the Boston Regional Campaign Committee for their tireless efforts on
of the committee are: James Atwood 83, Co-Chair; Pamela McDermott
73, Co-Chair; Ellen Plapinger 78, Co-Chair; Bill 79,
Co-Chair, and Laurie 80 Shean; Chuck Black 82; Eric Burt 80;
Tim Cohen 91; David Godkin 77; Grant Gund 91; Ron Hertel
65; Mark 78, P07 and Julie P07 Kaufman; John Marino,
60; Deborah McAneny 81; Jeffrey Newton 79; and Jeffrey
Campaign kicked off on May 4, 2004, with a celebratory evening at the
Boston Athenaeum. Other Campaign events in the Boston area included golf
tournaments, small dinners hosted by alumni and friends, a UVM-Fidelity
Networking Reception, the Greentown to Beantown evening hosted
by Jim 83 and Kristen Atwood last October, and The Balancing
Act, a womens get-together at Brae Burn Country Club with
keynote speaker Dr. Miriam Nelson 83.
In all, the Boston Regional Board coordinated a dozen events for the Boston area in fiscal year 2005, and nearly 2,000 alumni, parents and friends attended events in Boston last year. The Boston Regional Board will continue to build on the momentum of the past year under the leadership of chair Eric Burt 80.