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Record Fundraising, But Not Here

The Council for Aid to Education has released the results of it annual Voluntary Support of Education survey, and the figures show specifically what we have long expected: the rising stock market has led to the highest level of charitable giving to colleges and universities in history. Inside Higher Education reports:

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While overall giving in 2017 rose 6.3%, alumni giving was up an impressive 14.5%.

And how did Phil Hanlon and Dartmouth do in this target-rich environment?

As we have noted, total giving to Dartmouth in 2017 was down 10.44%: from $318.9 in 2016 to $285.6 (the annual target last year was $350 million), even though the College is staffed up for an ever-on-the-horizon capital campaign. Actually the word is still that the campaign will kick off in April, just short of the fifth anniversary of Phil’s arrival in Hanover.

Addendum: Will the College’s new “branding” stimulate giving?

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