Walsh College

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Feb 11 2013
You Get What You Give
By: Duc Abrahamson Category: Alumni


Guest blogger:

Adrianne Penney, Annual Giving Officer

Adrianne Penney

Did you know?

  • Walsh College is a non-profit organization. The Walsh College Foundation, a separate non-profit organization, exists to raise funds for the College. A member of our Development Department may have contacted you via mail, phone, or e-mail about donating to the Foundation.
  • Your donation to the Foundation supports student scholarships, special or ongoing programs, facility maintenance, and special construction projects like the Finance Labe and the Barry Center.
  • More than $300,000 in scholarship funds was available to students during the last academic year.

Generally, one of the biggest misconceptions about philanthropy is that the majority of funds come from large corporations, charitable foundations, or a handful of people like Bill Gates. The reality for most non-profit organizations is that anywhere from 60% to 85"% of the dollars raised to support their causes come from individuals.


As you cans see in the graphic detailing funding sources at Walsh College, 62% of our total funding last year came from individual donors like you. A quick look at the recent President's Report shows donors at the $500 or below level far outnumber donors at the higher level, highlighting the importance of all gifts, no matter the size.

Your support in these areas makes a big difference to Walsh College students

Annual Fund: Tuition alone can not cover all the costs of running Walsh College. Annual Fund support gives Walsh the means to deal with the daily, sometimes extraordinary, costs of running a College, such as technology upgrades and general scholarship support.

  • The President’s Club annual giving society is for individuals who wish to make meaningful change through annual giving.

Scholarships: Named annual and endowed scholarships support student achievement, and help make higher education possible for talented and deserving students. View some scholarship stories to learn about the impact your gift can make. 

Major Gifts: Major gifts help make major improvements to the school and to the lives of our students. Contact a Major Gifts Officer for more information on how you can make a lasting impact at Walsh College.

Planned Giving: A practical way to make significant gifts to Walsh College may be through your estate plan. Contact Stanley Simek for more information about making a planned gift to Walsh College.

Other: Special programs and offers, like purchasing a commemorative brick, special events, and the Corporate Partners Program.


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