|THE KEENE STATE COLLEGE MAGAZINE FOR ALUMNI AND FRIENDS||VOLUME XXII NUMBER 2 Winter 2007|
Donor Honor Roll 2006
Each year, we publish the Honor Roll of Donors, a listing of Keene State community members – alumni and friends alike – whose generous contributions create a world of possibilities for deserving students.
This year, in response to many requests, we are moving to a calendar-year model of recognizing contributions. In transition, we are pleased to present the support we received between July 1, 2005, and December 31, 2006. Beginning in our Centennial year, the Honor Roll will reflect gifts made during the previous 12-month calendar year. The Honor Roll is not a financial statement or report. It’s simply one way we say thank you to everyone who believes in supporting the excellence in education Keene State stands for.
Creating a world of possibilities requires the support of a broad community. We often hear, particularly from our more recent graduates, that they cannot possibly afford a contribution to Keene State. But we know there is impressive strength in numbers. Here are two of the most commonly asked questions:
First, "Does my gift of $10 or $20 really make a difference?" The answer is a resounding "Yes!" Imagine if every alumna or alumnus (there are more than 20,000, but we’ll use that as a round number) contributed $20 a year. That would mean $400,000 worth of support for today’s students.
Second, "Why does my participation matter?" Each year, when the College is considered for grants from corporations and foundations, one of the first questions asked is, "How many of your alumni contribute to your college?" It’s not the size of gifts received, it’s the number of alumni who give! Your gift is a vote of confidence in the importance of the work we do.
Creating a world of possibilities requires an investment from you. Be assured that the investment you make today in Keene State makes a difference in the lives of today’s students, and tomorrow’s leaders.
As an alumnus, donor, and staff member, I see each day how your gifts are helping to create a world of possibilities for our students. Thank you for your commitment to Keene State College’s mission. Most of all, thank you for your generosity!