Attention Alumni and Alumnae: Annual Fund Nearing Goal – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Attention Alumni and Alumnae: Annual Fund Nearing Goal

Last year the 2001-2002 Hobart and William Smith Annual Fund Campaign reached 37.4 percent participation. With only days remaining in the 2002-2003 Annual Fund year, 635 donors are still needed to reach a goal of 40 percent. The participation of alumni and alumnae is crucial to the reputation of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. It is a factor used by publications, such as U.S. News and World Report, when ranking colleges and universities. It is also observed closely by corporations and foundations when making decisions on funding educational projects as well as prospective students and their parents. Last year’s alumni/alumnae participation rates for peer institutions were as follows:

Institution 2002 Alumni/ae Participation Rates
Hamilton 60%
Colgate 47%
Skidmore 44%
Union 40%
Franklin & Marshall 39%
Gettysburg 39%
Hobart and William Smith 37%
St. Lawrence 35%

With a current participation rate of 36.22 percent, the Colleges are poised to reach new highs, but this can not be done without the support of alumni and alumnae. Please know that any gift of any size, before June 30, 2003, really is crucial to reaching this goal.

Four easy ways to make a gift:
1) Click here to make a gift online: https://www.hws.edu/alumni/giving/online.asp
2) Mail checks to: The HWS Annual Fund
Alumni House
615 S. Main St.
Geneva, NY 14456
3) For instructions on giving securities go to: http://www.hws.edu/alumni/giving/securities.asp
4) Call the Gift Line at 1-877-HWS-GIFT (497-4438)