Giving to UCM Foundation Exceeds $5 Million in FY 2011
Contact: Dalene Abner
WARRENSBURG, MO (Aug. 12, 2011) – Donors to the University of Central Missouri Foundation have made fiscal year 2011 one of the most successful in the organization’s 32-year history, generating $5.2 million in gifts and future commitments between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011.
Giving in FY11 increased 48 percent over the previous fiscal year, reaching the fifth highest level in the foundation’s history, said Dale Carder, interim executive director and chief development officer. “We’ve had an outstanding year, not only in total gifts but also in areas such as the Central Annual Fund and the Presidents Society.”
Carder noted that the Central Annual Fund recorded some $189,190 in gifts, the fifth highest level on record and the highest amount raised without a special campaign.
For the Presidents Society, the university’s most prominent donor recognition organization, membership increased to 463, the highest in foundation history and nine percent over last year’s membership. A key to reaching that goal was to have 100 percent of the Foundation’s Board of Directors become members.
“We’re extremely proud to have every member of the Foundation Board of Directors make an individual gift to become a member of the Presidents Society since it’s the first time we have ever reached that goal,” said Vance DeLozier, foundation board president. “It’s especially important that we, as members of the Foundation Board, show leadership in our philanthropic support of this university.”
Members of the UCM Foundation Board of Directors pledged 100 percent participation in UCM fundraising at Presidents Society level. Those pictured are, front row, left to right, Mike Webb, Susie Wetzel, Meridith Sauer, Linda Wade, Dan Power, Wade Carpenter, Sharon Gabel, Doris Kirkpatrick, Charles Kuhn; back row, Vance DeLozier, Ray Burton, Joe Good, Jesse West, Rand Harbert, Dale Zank, Robin Crouch, Kristi Kenney and Keith Province.