Report from Development

Lawrence's donors continue to demonstrate their generosity in impressive fashion. Lawrence had its third-best fundraising year, with gift income from private sources totaling $27.7 million. Lawrence Fund support set a new all-time record, and the college welcomed an increase in its number of donors. We continue to focus on the alumni participation rate, which had a slight decline this year.

A crucial part of our success in raising money for our endowment over the past two years was the generosity of the anonymous donor who pledged $30 million to match gifts for student scholarship support in our Full Speed to Full Need campaign.

Please join us Tuesday, Nov. 15 for our third annual Giving Day, featuring a live, 12-hour online show celebrating all things Lawrence. All gifts will be matched to support the Lawrence Fund.

—Cal Husmann,
Vice President for Alumni and Development

Gift income by use

Gift income by use - 2015-16 fiscal year

Endowment $19,859,515.72
Unrestricted $2,900,341.48
Restricted $2,233,153.82
Plant $1,196,129.09
Expendable scholarships $600,489.70
Quasi-restricted $443,872.88
Other $527,417.72
Total $27,760,920.41

 

Sources of support

Fiscal Year 2016 sources of support

Alumni $20,299,856.32
Bequests $3,991,391.53
Foundations & corporations $2,320,011.43
Friends $682,255.52
Parents $405,139.98
Government $62,265.63
Total $27,760,920.41

 

Gift income totals

Gift income totals from 2006–2016

2006-07 $21,457,294
2007-08 $31,461,387
2008-09 $16,881,407
2009-10 $11,252,234
2010-11 $13,280,171
2011-12 $13,853,808
2012-13 $11,472,017
2013-14 $17,681,384
2014-15 $34,745,860
2015-16 $27,760,920

 

Lawrence Fund support

Lawrence Fund support 2006–16

2006-07 $3,552,958
2007-08 $3,555,743
2008-09 $3,647,259
2009-10 $3,354,684
2010-11 $3,417,749
2011-12 $3,542,830
2012-13 $3,384,463
2013-14 $3,699,575
2014-15 $3,834,030
2015-16 $3,906,040

 

Founders Club membership

Founders Club membership 2006–16

2006-07 1,058
2007-08 1,072
2008-09 1,030
2009-10 992
2010-11 1,018
2011-12 1,011
2012-13 1,001
2013-14 1,067
2014-15 1,087
2015-16 1,109

 

Legacy Circle membership

Legacy Circle membership 2006-16

2006-07 697
2007-08 737
2008-09 777
2009-10 818
2010-11 831
2011-12 842
2012-13 852
2013-14 917
2014-15 1,016
2015-16 1,038

 

All data is for the 2016 fiscal year (July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016)

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