ERIC Number: ED283463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Correlates of Fund Raising Outcomes for Four Donor Groups.
Loessin, Bruce A.; And Others
Factors affecting fund raising potential and effectiveness at 575 higher education institutions were investigated, based on fund raising information reported to the Council for Financial Aid to Education for the years 1982-1983, 1983-1984, and 1984-1985. The following types of public and private colleges were studied separately: research, doctoral, comprehensive, baccalaureate, and two-year. Attention was directed to the 3-year average for gifts from foundations and corporations, alumni, and other individuals, as well as endowment funds, the institutional budget, expenditures, and other institutional characteristics. Endowment and educational and general expenditures were the institutional characteristics most highly correlated with total voluntary support. Private institutions in each type, on the average, reached higher levels of total gifts and gifts from major donor groups, with one exception (corporation gifts for public research universities). Alumni gifts were most highly correlated with endowment, expenditures per student, educational and general expenditures, and admissions selectivity. Findings for the other donor groups are reported, along with the results of a mail survey concerning fund-raising expenditures and staff. Five tables, eight figures and a 13-item reference list are included. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, DC, April 20-24, 1987).