Dear alumni and friends of John Carroll University,
As co-chairs of the Forever Carroll Campaign, we thank you for your generous support of John Carroll University during the past fiscal year (June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015). We are pleased to present this year’s annual Honor Roll of Donors.
In fiscal year 2015, the University received more than $8 million in contributions from 8,781 donors, including alumni, corporations, foundations, the Jesuits, faculty, staff, parents, and other friends. Alumni support constituted almost 60 percent of those gifts, and 67 percent of all donors gave $100 or less. Gifts to the University last fiscal year enabled more than 3,000 students to experience a Jesuit Catholic education.
Philanthropic support of our students and the University has never been more important. Consider these statistics:
• Last year, more than 90 percent of our students received more than $64 million in merit scholarships or need-based aid, and every student benefits from gifts to the Carroll Fund.
• 10 percent of the University’s financial aid budget comes from endowed funds and philanthropy.
• Tuition and fees cover only three-quarters of the cost of a Carroll education. Philanthropy and grants fill the gap.
Our Forever Carroll Campaign has exceeded $90 million in new commitments, which will fund student scholarships, enrich the academic experience, build on our Jesuit heritage, and enhance the student experience. Your support helps secure the future of John Carroll University and sustains our distinctive Jesuit Catholic mission.
Making a gift of any amount every year is one of the most important ways we can help John Carroll. Forty-one percent (3,592) of last year’s donors have given to JCU for three or more consecutive years.
John Carroll would not survive without donors like you, so we thank you for your continued support in making a difference by providing opportunities for generations of students to come.
Rich ’86 and Chris ’86 Kramer
Dan ’83 and Laura Frate