SPH receives highest level of giving in FY10
The SPH received its highest level of gift support on record in fiscal year 2010, which ended on June 30. More than 650 donors made gifts and pledges totaling $2,724,939, with most of those gifts going to endowed scholarships.
With support from University scholarship matching programs, gifts to scholarship endowments will have their awards doubled on an annual basis.
“This is a challenging time for everyone, and I know that donors must make careful decisions about giving. I am proud that our alumni and friends continue to value public health education by showing such generosity,” says SPH dean John Finnegan. “I appreciate the support shown to our students.”
With help from the SPH Alumni Society board, the third annual Alumni and Friends Scholarship Gala raised more than $33,000, bringing the Alumni Scholarship Endowment to more than $160,000.
Alumni made significant gifts
The year was especially notable for significant gifts made by alumni. Lowell (MHA ’67) and Leslie Kruse made the largest gift ever given by an SPH alum for a scholarship to build healthy communities.
Patrick Hays (MHA ’71) made a major commitment toward an MHA leadership scholarship, and Richard Norling (MHA ’75) made a key leadership gift toward an endowed chair that will honor a retiring faculty member.
Friends of the school Leon and Nancy Robertson gave a substantial gift to support the Leon S. Robertson Professorship in Injury Prevention.
In all, alumni and friends have stepped forward to make the fiscal year a success in garnering new support for the school and its students. For more information about ways.