As we approach the last 13 months of the Live Connected, Lead Change Campaign, I am humbled by the many generous alumni, parents, students, and friends of Lafayette College who are ensuring its future continues to build on the prominence of its past. I am pleased to report that we have raised $363.2 million toward our $400 million goal. In the last two years alone, generous donors contributed $100 million–a quarter of our goal! I am also delighted to report that 1,992 donors provided $18.3M in leadership level gifts and qualified as members of the Marquis Society last year. We are proud to recognize our generous donors, especially since this year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Marquis Society. Equally important to our fundraising efforts are gifts to the Annual Fund. The Annual Fund is a critical component of the Campaign as it provides necessary support for all areas of the student experience as well as flexible funding to meet critical needs. Nearly 8,000 alumni supported the Annual Fund last fiscal year, which should make us all proud.
Lafayette’s ability to deliver a world-class education depends greatly on generous private support. The College also relies on active involvement by alumni, friends, parents, students, faculty, and staff committed to securing its position in the 21st century. From gifts of time and treasure to transformative leadership gifts and consistent annual support, every donor plays a critical role.
On the following pages are the names of the 7,877 alumni who made gifts to the College in 2016-2017. Thank you for supporting your alma mater. On behalf of our faculty, staff, and students, I am eternally grateful for your support.
Kimberly A. Spang
Vice President for Development and College Relations