Barry McNamara  |   Published July 06, 2017

$10.8 million

Monmouth College concludes one of its strongest fundraising years
MONMOUTH, Ill. – Monmouth College closed the books on another strong fundraising year on June 30. With more than $10.8 million raised, the 2016-17 year ranks third in College history.

It was also a successful year in terms of the overall number of donors and, in particular, the amount of faculty-staff participation. Donors increased 225 from the previous year – up to 3,769 –while 52 percent of Monmouth’s faculty and staff made gifts.

“Seeing the number of alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff and students who have chosen to support Monmouth this year is truly remarkable,” said Director of Development and Alumni Engagement Hannah Maher.

Some of the donor increase can be attributed to the inaugural Scots Day of Giving in April, when 533 alumni and friends joined together to give nearly $170,000 to the College. All 50 states were represented, as the College set a record for the most donations in a one-day period.

The Monmouth Fund – which supports continuing operations at the College – also saw an increase, up more than 180 donors from the previous year. In all, the fund raised more than $1.8 million.

“The College is growing in so many ways, and with the support committed to the institution, we are able to continue that forward momentum providing new experiences, resources and scholarship support for our next generation of Fighting Scots,” said Maher. “We’re seeing the uniquely Monmouth experience continue in extraordinary ways.”
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