Dillard University Reaches Record Numbers for Alumni Giving


NEW ORLEANS – The Dillard University Division of Institutional Advancement has released its alumni fundraising results for fiscal year 2015-16.

For the third time in as many years, Dillard University has increased alumni giving, both in total number of donors and in giving percentage. This year, 1,203 Dillard alumni made contributions totaling $1,704,114.22.  Both numbers represent all-time highs for Dillard.  Since 2012-13, the university has more than tripled its alumni giving rate, climbing from 4.8 percent to 15 percent during that time.

“One of the key indicators of the strength of any institution is the amount of giving done by alumni,” said Dillard President Walter M. Kimbrough.  “Over the last three years our alumni have done a great job in raising their level of support for our students and our academic mission,” he added.  Their commitment to Dillard has made us stronger and we look for the success of the last few years to grow.”

Since fiscal year 2013-14, Dillard has increased total alumni giving by more than 212 percent and nearly $1.16 million, while raising its total number of donors by 61 percent over the three-year period.

“We are so thankful for the generosity of our alumni, who have come together in unprecedented numbers this year,” said Marc A. Barnes, vice president for Institutional Advancement. “Dillard can also be proud of the complete effort given by our advancement team, particularly over the last 90 days, in reaching out to alumni and encouraging them to give.  This year was historic, and we expect to continue to make history moving forward.”

This article was published by Dillard University


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