Fiscal Year Totals Reflect Increased Giving
“As I complete my first year at Purdue University, I am in awe of the great team we have here,” comments Purdue Veterinary Medicine Advancement Director Jeff Spielman, as he reflects on fiscal year-end giving totals showing an increase of more than $1.2 million in cash donations compared to the previous year. That brought the total for cash gifts to the College to nearly $3.7 million. “Net Production,” which is a measure of the total of all forms of giving to the college, also increased to just under $5 million.
The central University Development Office teams exceeded their goals as well. “Net Production” for the University totaled $218.9 million, compared to the goal of $210 million. “The fiscal year-end results are a direct result of a dedicated effort of all team members, from the fundraising team we have in the College of Veterinary Medicine, to the central University Development Office staff,” commented Spielman. “Dean Reed has worked with our team to attain these levels of success for the college and many faculty and staff have helped us along the way,” Spielman said. “I am very grateful for all their support and assistance in talking with our supporters.”
Looking ahead, Spielman says this year’s PVM Fall Conference for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians, September 10-14, will mark an important milestone for the College with the celebration of the first Golden Anniversary Class, the Class of 1963. Another highlight will be the tailgate before the Purdue - Notre Dame Football Game, which will be under the lights at Ross-Ade Stadium on September 14. The tailgate will begin three hours before the 8:00 p.m. kick-off.
“We have many things to be thankful for this year and we are all excited for our new students to arrive for both the DVM program and the Veterinary Technology Program in just a few weeks,” Spielman said. “Please consider getting on board and participating this year by making a gift. We want all of you to consider a gift at any level and to a cause of your choice.” Spielman points out, with alumni giving representing only 15 percent of the alumni population, growth in the number of alumni donors, as well as increased giving from faculty, staff, friends and grateful clients will be key priorities. “We are embarking on some very important times for the college and your support is needed. Please take a few moments, even now, to make your gift online.” To visit the Purdue on-line giving site and make a gift, which you can designate to any area, click here.
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