ERIC Number: EJ930880
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
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Key Variables Account for Greater Revenue among Community College Foundations
Carrier, Sharon M.
International Journal of Educational Advancement, v5 n1 p46-59 Nov 2004
As public community colleges continue to face constrained budgets and restricted state support, they must maximize their pursuit of philanthropic support and the performance of the foundations established at their institutions for this purpose. In a recent study, community college resource development professionals nationwide were surveyed regarding their institutional foundations. The results showed that the foundations bringing in the most annual revenue were those associated with colleges that had the largest endowments, had foundation board members deemed to be very critical to the foundation operation, and had the largest enrollments. The findings underscore the importance of building a tradition of successful fund raising and fostering foundation board member leadership. Attention to these key variables may provide for greater fund-raising potential for community colleges nationwide.
Descriptors: Fund Raising, Community Colleges, Income, Philanthropic Foundations, Enrollment, Governing Boards, Trustees, Leadership, Endowment Funds
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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