As we approached the start of the New Year, Colleges President Mark D. Gearan announced that Hobart and William Smith Colleges reached the $146 million mark in support of Campaign for the Colleges.
“This is a remarkable achievement, amidst the current economic climate,” said Gearan. “This milestone indicates that our alumni, alumnae, parents and friends are committed to the Colleges and to providing current and future generations of HWS students with a world class education. Access to a Hobart and William Smith education is a key priority of this campaign.”
Campaign for the Colleges supports HWS 2010, the strategic plan that was forged to secure the Colleges’ gains and ensure Hobart and William Smith a place among the nations’s leading liberal arts institutions. At its core, the plan underwrites the quality of the academic experience by providing students, staff and faculty with programs and facilities on par with the best to be found anywhere. In total, the Campaign seeks to raise $160 million: $65 million for on-campus improvements, $65 million to increase the Colleges’ endowment funds and $30 million for the Colleges’ Annual Fund.
To date, nearly 18,000 alumni, alumnae, friends, parents, faculty, staff, corporations and foundations have made Hobart and William Smith a philanthropic priority in this campaign. The results of their generosity can already be seen in new and renovated facilities and a significant number of new endowed scholarships and other endowed programs that all shape this dynamic campus.
During the remainder of the Campaign, the Colleges will move forward with other critical campus improvements, including a performing arts initiative, renovated athletics facilities and an increased endowment to support all areas of the campus experience.
To learn more about Campaign for the Colleges please contact Bob O’Connor, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, at 315.781.3700 or visit www.hws.edu/alumni/index.aspx .