|THE KEENE STATE COLLEGE MAGAZINE FOR ALUMNI AND FRIENDS||VOLUME XVIII NUMBER 2 Winter 2003|
Our present and future are tied to our capacity to raise significant funds from individuals, corporations, and foundations. In spite of the shock of terrorism, the economic slowdown, and an unstable stock market, you never lost faith in our ability to strengthen the campus and provide quality education for our students. Thanks to your generosity, I am pleased to announce that once again our efforts to garner contributions have met with success, resulting in an increase of 25.4 percent from the previous year, and, for the first time, reaching and exceeding the million-dollar mark at $1,115,000.
The winter issue of Keene State Today is fondly referred to in-house as "the Honor Roll issue." We look forward to presenting this annual feature as a public expression of our gratitude to all of you who made contributions to the College for the previous fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). Without your contributions we would not have many of the fine programs or physical plant enhancements that make Keene State strong and special. The Owl Soccer Stadium is outstanding – a first-class facility that is an asset for the College and the community. Our alumni programs and special events such as Homecoming and Reunion are thriving, with many new initiatives under way. Scholarship support, a hallmark of our annual fundraising efforts, fills a much-needed financial gap and makes a tremendous difference for the recipients. Let me share with you just a few of the responses we have received from recent scholarship recipients:
As you review this Honor Roll issue, I am sure you will share my deep sense of pride in Keene State. Your generosity makes a difference. Thank you for your continuing commitment to make Keene State an exemplary college.
Happy New Year,
Please Note: The names in this report represent donors to the 2002 KSC Fund during the College's fiscal year July 1, 2001, to June 30, 2002. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your status in relation to this Donor Honor Roll, please contact the Keene State College Office of Advancement at 603-358-2375. We will be happy to discuss your giving history with you.