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Fundraising Report

As the end of the fiscal—and fundraising—year approached, Marlboro College was reaching out in several targeted ways to encourage philanthropic support. The urgency of the college’s Annual Fund was of utmost importance with only weeks remaining to reach the goal of $1.5 million. A more complete report of fundraising results will be made available, after all the numbers are totted up, in the Winter 2015 issue of the Marlboro Record.

Major gift support received thus far during fiscal year 2015 reveals a diverse donor base and the broad impact of philanthropy on the Marlboro community. Some highlights include: a gift of $250,000 from Jerry and Nancy Kohlberg in honor of the presidential transition; major support for the graduate school’s nonprofit management program from the TD Charitable Foundation ($10,000) and the A. D. Henderson Foundation ($50,000); a bequest of $100,000 from the estate of former faculty member Willene Clark to establish an endowed faculty research fund; significant gifts of stock from alumni parents, friends of the college, and former faculty ($2.82 million total); and, leadership gifts for the Annual Fund from trustees, alumni, parents, and former faculty.

“Marlboro on the Road” has been a well-received and attended series of outreach events around the U.S. (Boston event pictured, right). Travel to Portland, Oregon, and San Francisco, California, was completed in April, with Professor Emerita Carol Hendrickson featured as faculty speaker. A reception in Philadelphia was held at the home of Marlboro College friends Richard and Judith Hurtig on June 5. More than 500 Marlboro alumni, parents, friends, and prospective students have participated in Marlboro on the Road since September.

Ellen McCulloch-Lovell’s final year as president presented unique philanthropic opportunities to honor her 11-year legacy. The President’s Fund for Marlboro’s Future is a special fundraising effort that unfolded during Ellen’s final year as president, to seek major gifts restricted for stated strategic purposes and thereby create a strong financial bridge for the presidential transition. Within the President’s Fund, the Ellen McCulloch-Lovell Prize in Writing will recognize achievement and promise in writing and will be awarded to an undergraduate and graduate student on alternating years. Farewell events celebrating the presidential transition have included a retirement dinner on campus on May 18 and a leadership symposium at the graduate center combined with a reception at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center on June 20.

FY15 year-to-date comparative fundraising report as of June 8 




Gift Purpose

$1,391,835 (93%)

$1,599,368 (106%)

$1,250,682 (83%)

Unrestricted (% of annual goal)




Other, i.e., Restricted, Endowment




Total to date




   *includes three-year Foundation pledge of $825,700