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VOLUME 7 ISSUE 2                                                                                         PAGE 13

    Senior Ambassadors raise $508,284–33% giving rate- as of June 14

The Senior Ambassadors (classes of 1959-1973) have again exceeded fundraising expectations and they still have
time remaining to raise funds. The goal for July 1 2015 thru June 30 2016 was $450,000 and that was exceeded by
$58,284 as of June 14. Unfortunately the % giving rate is only 33% compared to 43% last year.
The class of 1964 has carried 46% of the load for giving this year. Many thanks for their generosity. We now need
for other classes to step up. The table below reviews information for each class as of June 14. We still have time to
increase total amount and the giving %. Foundations and granting agencies closely follow alumni giving and will look
favorably on Universities with higher giving %. Encourage classmates to give and let them know that any amount no
matter the size of the donation makes a difference.

Funds raised will be used for Student Scholarships, Improvements/Updates to the dorms, New Equipment and Materi-
als for Various Labs, Classrooms, and the Library so our students can have the latest technology in their fields. The
University has a number of immersion and volunteer trips each year for our students and your support helps lessen the
out-of-pocket costs for students.

To make a donation go to wju.edu/advancement or send a check to 316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, WVa 26003.
Consider pledging a monthly amount on credit card. A small monthly amount adds up in a year.

                                 FY16 FY15
Class  Amount FY 16 donors FY15 donors Solicitable Alumni %  %                                Avg. Gift

1959   $5,868    11   15   28    39% 54%                                                      $533

1960   $26,765   20   38   39    51% 97%                                                      $1,338

1961   $33,265   30   36   58    52% 62%                                                      $1,109

1962   $15,512   22   21   51    43% 41%                                                      $705

1963   $24,631   28   33   70    40% 47%                                                      $880

1964 $231,878    35   32   83    42% 39%                                                      $6,625

1965   $8,112    36   50   87    41% 57%                                                      $225

1966   $17,362   40   38   90    44% 42%                                                      $434

1967   $19,193   27   33   82    33% 40%                                                      $711

1968   $11,975   32   41   124   26% 33%                                                      $374

1969   $47,617   59   43   156   38% 28%                                                      $807

1970   $9,656    34   40   156   22% 26%                                                      $284

1971   $5,890    29   27   128   23% 21%                                                      $203

1972   $12,300   30   30   125   24% 24%                                                      $410

1973   $6,195    24   31   114   21% 27%                                                      $258

       $476,219  457  508  1391  33% 43%                                                      $1,042

       $32,065   Donations matched during May 27th OVERDRIVE Challenge
       $508,284        Total donated and matched
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