Berry donors, loyal donors
Loyalty. Faithfulness. Allegiance. Belief.
Those are the qualities Berry supporters demonstrated dramatically during the 2009-10 fiscal year (July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010). At a time when giving in support of education was down 3.6 percent nationally, the Berry Annual Fund was up 9.4 percent over the previous year, and alumni giving overall grew to its second highest total in the last 10 years. Support for scholarships, the Work Experience Program and the Cage Center led the way in donor preference. Planned giving – making preparations now for a future gift to Berry – was very popular.
One of the most heartwarming stories in giving to Berry came in the form of support from the Berry “family.” One hundred percent of the members of the Berry College Board of Trustees made a gift to Berry in 2009-10, while 98 percent of both the Alumni Council and the faculty/staff gave Berry a vote of confidence through participation in giving. The Board of Visitors increased participation by 36 percent, and the senior class blew the roof off, tripling participation in giving compared to the year before.
To every single donor for every single gift, we say, “Thank you!” And so do Berry students. Click the notes below to read special messages of gratitude from the 2009-10 senior class.
◊ Gifts for Scholarships
◊ Gifts for Student Work
Gifts for the Cage Center
◊ Annual Fund and Alumni Participation
◊ Planned Giving
◊ Students Giving Back