2023 Annual Report of Giving

Dear Friends,

I am writing this note as the campus community is actively preparing for final exams. After an engaging yet demanding fall semester, faculty, students and staff are looking forward to the upcoming winter break. In September, we welcomed the Class of 2027. The campus feels the most alive as it has been since the pandemic began. We had a beautiful fall day for Mountain Day, and the foliage arrived in time to welcome back hundreds of alumni, families and friends during Homecoming and Family Weekend in October.

Two new facility projects have added to the excitement of campus this fall. The Chargers Athletic Pavilion on the Kelsey Athletic Campus was completed late last spring. Our student athletes used this beautiful building for their fall seasons. The pavilion includes team rooms, athletic training facilities and an outdoor gathering space. The new struc­ture complements our beautiful playing fields. I am so grateful to Trustee Sally Shaw Veitch ’66 for the generous gift that made this project possible and for her long-time support of the college’s athletic programs.

Construction on the Janet Udall Schaefer ’52 Center for Health Sciences is underway and is scheduled to be completed in time for the fall 2024 semester. In addition to state-of-the-art laboratory and simulation spaces, the Schaefer Center will include a café and study areas that will be used by the entire campus community. I am very proud to share that – thanks to the support of so many of you – this new $19 million facility is being completely funded by gifts from donors, which enabled us to proceed without incurring any debt.

This past year has been another very successful year for fundraising at ˮƵ. The college received $20.9 million in gifts last year – the second-highest total in the college’s history! Thank you to each of you who helped us reach this incredible result.

The following pages include a few examples of the extraordinary generosity that helps facilitate the transformative education our students receive at this special college. I am very appreciative of the alumni, family members and friends who have given to the college during the past year. Each of you has a direct and meaningful impact on our students and all of the work that we do here.

With appreciation,

Susan D. Stuebner
President and Professor of Social Sciences & Education
Volanakis Family Presidential Chair