Parents Fund Chair Letter
Dear Kenyon parents and grandparents,
Beth and I were honored to serve as co-chairs of the 2010 - 2011 Kenyon Parents Fund. We would like to take a moment to express our sincere thanks to you - the parents and grandparents - who made this a very successful annual campaign.
In July 2010, the beginning of the fundraising year, we set our goal at $1,250,000. This goal was 8% higher than the $1,158,737 achieved the previous year. We set this aggressive goal in spite of the recent economic concerns.
When the fundraising year ended on June 30th, your Kenyon Parents Fund contributions totaled an amazing $1,260,367! Not only did you exceed the goal by 1%, but the amount raised also sets a record for Kenyon! Just as importantly, we continued to increase parent participation to 54 % exceeding the levels of participation of our peer institutions. Such broad participation reflects the strong place that Kenyon holds in the hearts of parents and grandparents. Not only this, but you helped meet the Trustee Challenge where all new contributions were matched by a generous $1,050,000 donation from the Board of Trustees.
None of this could have been achieved without your generosity. We would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the members of the Annual Fund Staff, as well as Parents Advisory Council members (100% of PAC members contributed) and student phonathon workers, who reached out broadly to the community of Kenyon parents and grandparents.
We would also like to offer our special thanks to Tom Veitch and Gayle Fuguitt for leading the most successful Senior Parent Challenge ever, to class chairs Stephen and Gayle Bernstein, Edie Schechter, and Claire and Marc Behar.
Thank you again for your generosity and commitment to Kenyon! Your gift has contributed directly to the educational experience of our children and grandchildren and will assist Kenyon in maintaining its standing as one of the finest liberal arts colleges in the United States.
With sincere thanks,
Beth and John Ey, P'12
Co-Chairs, Kenyon Parents Fund