Impact of Giving

Your philanthropy has a tremendous influence on the lives of our students. Here’s how your 2017-2018 leadership gifts impacted Ithaca College:

  • A $1,000 annual gift is approximately equivalent to the payout from a $25,000 endowment -- just one of the many reasons why annual giving is so important.
  • 813 Blue & Gold Society donors gave $6.7 million in annual gifts - your gifts made up 91% of all individual giving.
  • 94% of students at Ithaca College receive some form of financial aid. Gifts to IC help bridge the gap for families who otherwise may not be able to afford tuition.
  • Ithaca College encourages students to go beyond the classroom and gain real-life, professional experiences before they graduate, giving them the edge they need to succeed in their careers. Giving to IC keeps these programs robust:
    • 475 students completed a credit-bearing internship
    • 587 students studied abroad or traveled internationally 
    • 828 student athletes competed in 25 varsity sports
    • 60% of students participated in 240 Student Organizations 
    • 421 students completed 2,690 volunteer hours