Support the Single Largest Source of Fundraising for the University
Each year, private support to Alfred plays a critical role in preserving our place as one of the nation's best universities. That is why annual giving is such an important part of our efforts. Alfred University would not be what it is today without this ongoing, unrestricted support.
The Alfred Fund lets donors of all levels strengthen the student experience, the academic programs and the future of the University. Annual giving contributions help bridge the gap between tuition revenue and the increasing cost of operating the University, as well as provide support for programs that enhance the overall student experience.
Last year over 3,000 alumni, parents and friends made gifts to the University. Collectively, those gifts contributed over $1.38 million to programs which enhance the quality of our students' education and provide new opportunities for growth.
It isn't the the size of the gift, but the number of alumni who give to The Alfred Fund that matters most. The U.S. News & World Report and other publications look at alumni giving percentages to help determine national rankings for colleges and universities. As the percentage of alumni who give increases, the stronger Alfred's reputation becomes.
When many alumni give back, together they make a big difference through their collective generosity. Unrestricted support of The Alfred Fund can be used when and where it is needed the most, allowing Alfred to be responsive to the immediate, changing and ongoing needs of its students.
What does The Alfred Fund Support?
Contributions to The Alfred Fund are spent during the current year, making an immediate impact on students, faculty and the campus at large.
- Academic Support, Instruction & Research
- Student Aid
- Institutional Support & Auxiliaries
- Student Services
New this year, The Alfred Fund allows you the flexibility to support what matters to you the most by designating your Alfred Fund gift to: Athletics; The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; The College of Professional Studies; The Inamori School of Engineering; the libraries; Performing Arts; Scholarships; The School of Art & Design; The School of Business; or Student Activities. Or, provide much needed unrestricted support to The Alfred Fund and allow the University to apply your gift to the area of greatest need, from student projects to equipment purchases.
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Your support of The Alfred Fund allows students today to enjoy the same Alfred Experience that enriched your life. Thank you for your generosity, in the past, now and in the future.