The Marlboro Record

By the Numbers

New donors make the difference in Annual Fund

T.Wilson and fiction workshopFoundation grants and major gifts supporting specific programs are important, but the day-to-day operations of Marlboro College is truly dependent on the support of alumni and other friends through the Annual Fund. By the time the dust had settled and the 2012-13 fiscal year ended on June 30, Marlboro College surpassed its Annual Fund goal of $1,350,000. Thanks to all 892 of you, including 61 entirely new donors, the college raised a total of $1,375,333 in unrestricted funds throughout the year. The total included another 92 donors who had practically disappeared for four or more years, also “new” donors in fundraising parlance, and were brought back into the fold. The average donation for new donors together was $150.

Literature professor T. Wilson pointed out in his appeal letter that it is the appreciation of the unconventional and the felicitous surprise that keeps life and work interesting. Each year the generosity of Annual Fund donors empowers Marlboro students with the freedom and responsibility to find surprising connections in their academic work and their lives. As music student and composer Felix Jarrar points out, Marlboro students have the independence to study what they are really passionate about. We thank you.

You can look forward to all the numbers, and a list of the contributors who help make felicitous surprises at Marlboro possible, in an upcoming annual report.