For three evenings in mid-March, 37 volunteers — alumni, parents, students, and trustees — gathered on campus for the annual Phonathon to benefit the Annual Fund. Callers shared their personal Cooper experiences with fellow alumni, updated them on the latest school news, listened to concerns, and answered questions. Over $17,000 was raised in credit card donations, plus about $25,000 in pledges, from 91 generous Cooper alumni and parents. The Annual Fund Committee wishes to thank the volunteers and the donors for supporting Cooper Union, as well as the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development for organizing the event.
“The tradition of Phonathon is a vital example of how members of the Cooper community can work together to build trust in each other, as well as faith in the future of the institution,” commented Acting President Bill Mea. “As the Free Education Committee works to identify a financial path toward full-tuition scholarships, we all can begin building a foundation of increased participation in giving, one that honors and supports the educational values alumni hold dear. We are grateful to all who participated in this year’s Phonathon as callers and donors, as well as to the CUAA for sponsoring and helping organize the campaign.”
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Annual Fund Update
Community support for Annual Fund continues to show marked improvement over last year. Alumni participation remains strong, well above this time last year, and total alumni gifts are up 26%.* The total amount raised so far is $1,740,436.* Thank you to everyone who has made a gift to the Annual Fund this year.
The CUAA encourages support of the Annual Fund as a great choice for alumni, parents and friends looking to make donations to The Cooper Union. An Annual Fund donation is unrestricted, making it a flexible and instantly available source of student funding that can be used when and where it is needed the most. Please click here to make your tax-deductible donation to the Annual Fund. Gifts to this year’s Annual Fund may be made through June 30, 2016.
* As reported on March 18, 2016