We have a lot to celebrate.
Last year, our President's Associates community hit a milestone number, expanding our ranks to 746 individuals. As a group, we contributed nearly $5.3 million to the college -- 88 percent of the total gifts raised from individual donors.
Pretty impressive numbers, right? But they tell only a fraction of the story.
President's Associates are leaders and innovators. We're big hearted, and we're big thinkers. We give our time and talent to the institution, bringing our skills to the table to help the college advance its mission. We craft and sustain the Ithaca College experience through our generosity and our vision. We're so much more than digits and dollar signs.
Because of us, Ithaca College can offer innovative, relevant academic programming that challenges students by making cross-disciplinary connections. Because of us, the college has the resources to train and support our faculty, knowing that sharp, capable instructors are an absolute necessity. Because of us, students and faculty can build and implement programs that bridge the gap between community and college. Because of us, many students simply have access to a college education, something that would be impossible if not for our generosity.
So let's celebrate our banner year as President's Associates. I invite you now to take a look at the names listed in this section and recognize our collective effort. We are a growing and thriving community, and we have new horizons to explore and so much potential. But let's not forget to celebrate our compassion and our bonds with the college, with one another, and with the students who come to IC seeking an education and leave with a life-changing, one-of-a-kind experience.
Thank you so much for your thoughtful support and your membership in the President's Associates. I look forward to another great year!
David Lebow '83, Trustee
National Chair, President's Associates