It is a great pleasure to share good news with all the supporters of the colleges of CUNY. Fiscal year 2010 (July 2009 thru June 2010) was another banner year for the Invest in CUNY Campaign – the colleges received support from more than 35,000 alumni and friends, fund-raising totals remained even or grew at more than three-quarters (80%) of our 23 colleges and institutions.
Combined philanthropy was steady at $200 million over the past year. Congratulations for an excellent effort in an environment that saw total giving to higher education drop by 11% in our country. The Invest in CUNY Campaign has now raised over $1.8 billion since FY2000 and annual philanthropy has grown by a factor of five when compared to efforts only ten years ago!
We are pleased to share the details of exceptional gifts received by our colleges – gifts in support of entrepreneurial journalism at the Graduate School of Journalism, nursing at Hunter and CSI, the art gallery at Queensborough Community College and many more.
Mindful of the increasing challenge presented by decreasing public funding and increased enrollment, the colleges of CUNY look forward to a stronger and more successful fund raising effort in FY2011. Philanthropy will continue to provide the margin of excellence that distinguishes CUNY as a great urban, public university.
Carlos A. Flynn
University Dean for Institutional Advancement