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Alumni and Campus Giving Reach Record Milestones
Annual gifts at Kennesaw State University lay the foundation for giving each year and reflect support by the university’s sustaining donors. Of all constituent groups included in the annual giving totals, gifts from alumni and campus members are considered critical for success since these two groups are arguably comprised of the individuals most familiar with the work of the university. This year giving by both groups reflects record-breaking totals—good news indeed!
Giving by alumni is up an impressive 150%-plus over the previous year, with gifts topping $288,000. Additionally, campus giving shows an increase in total giving over last year with gifts totaling more than $194,000. Faculty giving has increased by more than 42% over the previous year and staff giving is up by nearly 6% for the same period.
Kennesaw State alumni now include more than 63,000 graduates. Giving by this very important group includes an impressive number of first time donors—a strong indicator of growing alumni loyalty. Each year the number of alumni grows as new graduates walk across the stage to receive their diplomas. During May, more than 2,500 students will become KSU’s newest alumni with graduates during the Summer and Fall Commencements expected to increase the number by another 2,500+.
Campus constituents include all 927 full time faculty and full time staff numbers exceeding 1,524. Both groups also include a number of adjunct and part time employees.
Giving by these two important constituent groups are critical factors as the university seeks funding from corporate citizens, as well as local and national foundations. Funding sources are more likely to favorably review a request for private dollars when the potential donors who are closest to the university have responded generously.
Kennesaw State is grateful for this demonstration of commitment and dedication that provides a margin of excellence for current students and for those who will study here in the future.