Wabash College says its 2021-22 fundraising was the best in the institution’s 190-year history. The college’s annual fund received more than $3.9 million during the fiscal year, surpassing last year’s record-setting benchmark by about $300,000.
More than 5,000 donors contributed to its annual fund, which is allotted for unrestricted use, which the college says is the equivalent of 83 full-tuition scholarships. The annual fund total also contributes to the college’s $230 million Giant Steps Campaign, which is the largest fundraising campaign in the school’s history.
“I don’t have the right words to express my gratitude to the Wabash Nation for rising up to support our students, faculty, and staff with such unprecedented generosity,” said President Scott Feller. “Amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and a global economic crisis, our alumni, parents, and friends demonstrated their unwavering commitment to Wabash.”
Wabash says its alumni reached a 40% participation rate for annual fund giving for the ninth consecutive year.