ERIC Number: ED238457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
New River Community College Educational Foundation, Inc.
Graham, Florine R.
In September 1981, the Educational Foundation, Inc., at New River Community College (NRCC) initiated a charter member fund drive. By October 1982, the Foundation received $100,000 in gifts and pledges, $130,000 in liquid assets, and $300,000 in gifts other than cash. Among the reasons for the success of the drive was the training received by the Executive Director of the Foundation at a Council for the Advancement and Support of Education conference. Steps taken during the 1981-82 year to raise funds included the following: (1) forming a Faculty-Staff Foundation Advisory Board, which solicited financial support from staff, with 70% of all faculty making gift commitments; (2) initiating a Building Bridges campaign to raise campus visibility within the community: (3) developing a list of potential donors; (4) inviting industry leaders to college breakfasts, during which presentations stressed the contributions of NRCC to local business; (5) arranging speeches by the Foundation Director to local groups; (6) soliciting letters of endorsement from community leaders; (7) sponsoring luncheons for influential community women; (8) conducting one-on-one visits to potential donors by the college president; (9) kicking-off the fund drive with a wine and cheese party; and (10) holding a year-end celebration honoring charter members. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New River Community Coll. Educational Foundation, Inc., Dublin, VA.