Marlboro College is able to provide its excellent academic programs only through the generosity of many others, ranging from local friends to international corporations. While revenue from student charges, including undergraduate and graduate tuition, fees, room, and board, provides for approximately 60 percent of the operating budget, the remainder must be obtained through fundraising.
Thanks to the efforts of our development staff, fundraising efforts yielded a total of $3,239,788 in fiscal year 2013, included many key foundation grants. This total does not include a $825,000 grant from the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation, which was announced during fiscal year 2013 but recorded in the following year. Of the total, $1,399,536 was in the form of unrestricted gifts, while $1,538,660 was restricted gifts and $301,592 was gifts to the endowment.
Marlboro College trustees led the brigade with a record $1,169,013, or 36 percent of all funds raised. They were followed by parents and grandparents of alumni, who contributed $1,149,636. Alumni themselves contributed $185,358.41, or 6 percent of the total donations for fiscal year 2013.
Foundation support included $50,000 for the Batlle Chair in Music, from the Alexander Schneider Foundation, and $50,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for curricular planning in the arts and humanities.