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Fiscal Year 2011 Fundraising Report

August 2, 2011

Alumni and friends of the College of Engineering have made the most recent fiscal year for Drexel University a very rewarding one. The College far surpassed its $5 million fund-raising goal for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2011, raising $6.8 million, vastly exceeding the goal.

The College of Engineering was one of only three of the University's 16 colleges, schools, and other units that exceeded its fund-raising goal. As a result, the College completed one of the most successful fund-raising campaigns years in its history, and the best year it has had since 2003.

Engineering's own staff and faculty contributed to this success by supporting the employee "Why I Give" campaign.  The College of Engineering increased its participation rate in this annual campaign by 150 percent – from 20 percent in 2010 to 51 percent in 2011. Drexel's faculty and staff contributed a total of more than $700,000 to the University through the "Why I Give" campaign.

The College of Engineering volunteers who made this achievement possible were Administrative Coordinator Kristen Johnson and faculty members Drs. Young I. Cho, Mark Hempstead, Alisa Morss-Clyne, Jaudelice de Oliveira, Mitra Taheri, Michael Waring and Steve P. Wrenn.

"It just goes to show that when we all work together, we can accomplish a great deal for the good of the College and the benefit of the University," said Interim Dean Bruce A. Eisenstein.  "Perhaps next year, we can raise the participation rate even higher."   

Overall, Drexel University and its College of Medicine together raised more than $70 million in FY2011, which was likewise one of the best performances in the University's history.