Annual Fund Reaches New High
For the first time in history, Marlboro College’s Annual Fund has raised more than $2 million, $2,049,125 to be exact, from our generous trustees, faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, and friends. This is an incredible accomplishment, and the college is grateful for its hundreds of donors showing financial support for a mission they deeply believe in.
“This is a huge achievement for Marlboro, and speaks well of the confidence our donors have in this remarkable learning community,” said President Kevin Quigley.
“Giving—and giving each year—makes an enormous difference,” says Pete Smith, director of annual giving. “Every gift counts, and the consistent participation of our dedicated donors allows Marlboro College to plan for the future with confidence.”
Because Marlboro is first and foremost a community of extraordinary individuals, our operating expenses are correspondingly focused on our excellent faculty, students, and staff, and on the backdrop of land and architecture that surrounds us. A substantial amount of our annual giving is allocated toward student financial aid, faculty and staff salaries, technological equipment, library acquisitions, and physical plant resources. These including our academic and residential buildings and the beautiful landscape that makes the Marlboro campus a unique setting for a creative learning community.
The first-ever Graduate and Professional Studies program annual appeal was established this year, and contributed to our record setting $2 million annual fund giving. Combined with our first-ever joint commencement of graduate and undergraduate students in May, the GPS appeal has helped bring our two campuses closer together than ever. With our unprecedented fundraising achievements, and the success of the Renaissance Scholars program resulting in a 46 percent rise in deposits from last year, the outlook is quite encouraging for this special place on the hill.