Report on Giving

Here at Ithaca College we tend to wear our hearts on our sleeves. It's easy to see how proud we are of our talented students and their zest for learning . . . and for life. We don't hesitate to describe our top-notch faculty, who mentor, teach, and inspire. And right there -- alongside these key components that define an exceptional institution of higher learning -- is YOU. We couldn't be more pleased to have you as a member of our community of philanthropy.

I continue to be impressed by and grateful for the many alumni, parents, students, friends, and organizations who step forward to support Ithaca College. You're a diverse group, united by a generous spirit and a remarkable dedication to the quality of the educational experience on South Hill.

The great things that happen at IC are a crystal-clear reflection of your thoughtful, generous nature. I hope you look at our programs, our students, and the incomparable IC experience with more than a small measure of pride. You make us what we are and I am humbled by your generosity.

In thanks, we offer to you once again this Report on Giving. In it, you will see your influence on life at Ithaca College. Videos and photo galleries explain the IC experience through students' eyes. You'll meet a few of your peers in the donor community and find out why they give. New this year is a more in-depth exploration of our endowment and the ways your gifts have an effect. To describe this, we enlisted the assistance of our vice president of finance and administration, Gerald Hector, who explains a bit about our endowment and the health of the college's finances.

We share this information with you because we want to include you in our success and show you how you made it happen. Our students are on the journey of a lifetime and you are with them every step of the way. I offer to you my most heartfelt thanks.

Best wishes,

Thomas R. Rochon
President, Ithaca College