ERIC Number: ED398634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Voluntary Support of Education 1995.
Council for Aid to Education, New York, NY.
This publication presents results of the Voluntary Support of Education Survey (VSE), which is designed to obtain information about the private support of education. Specifically, the survey gathered data about the amounts, sources, donor-specified purposes, and forms of private gifts, grants, and bequests received by educational institutions for funds raised for fiscal year 1995. Questionnaires were mailed to almost 2,900 institutions of higher education and to over 1,100 private elementary and secondary schools. The overall college and university participation rate was 45 percent; the overall response rate for elementary-secondary private schools was 40 percent. Data indicate that voluntary support of higher education climbed an estimated $400 million to a total of $12.75 billion, only a 3.2 percent increase over the previous year. Together, alumni and nonalumni individuals gave 5.3 percent more in 1994 in current dollars than they did in 1995, and foundations decreased their support by 3.1 percent in current dollars. As for private elementary and secondary schools, increases in giving for current operations and capital purposes have failed to keep pace with the increases in higher education donations. The bulk of the report consists of tables that present institutional data on total voluntary financial support, voluntary support for current operations, sources of voluntary support, planned gifts, alumni gifts, gifts of property, corporation matching gifts, total expenditures, and enrollment. Five summary tables, 25 other tables, and 17 figures are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Alumni, Corporate Support, Donors, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Endowment Funds, Fund Raising, Grants, Higher Education, Private Education, Private Financial Support, Public Education, School Funds
Council for Aid to Education, 342 Madison Avenue, Suite 1532, New York, NY 10173 ($65; $45 for survey participants).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Aid to Education, New York, NY.
Note: Additional survey sponsors include the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the National Association of Independent Schools.