While celebrating The Power of a Bonnie this academic year, St. Bonaventure University alumni and friends raised nearly $9.7 million overall for the University, including more than $2.2 million for The Bonaventure Fund.
A total of 7,600 donors contributed gifts between June 1, 2014, and May 31, 2015.
“Our successful fundraising year confirms the commitment of our alumni to their alma mater and proves The Power of a Bonnie,” said Marv Stocker, ’65, a longtime chair for the annual Bonaventure Fund campaign and member of the University’s Board of Trustees. “With every dollar donated, our alumni help to create Bona’s unique brand of higher education.”
The Bonaventure Fund supplies critical support for the University’s current needs. During the past fiscal year, gifts to the fund helped provide such things as technology upgrades and new programs like The EDGE, an initiative through the Career and Professional Readiness Center that will offer professional development for participating sophomores, juniors and seniors beginning this fall.
“Bonaventure alumni have become leaders in all walks of life — and they remain leaders here on campus,” said Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., S.T.D., president of the University. “They are the magnetic force that draws our student body forward, providing examples of success and the financial foundation students need to succeed in their collegiate careers.”
During the 2014-2015 fiscal year, St. Bonaventure also:
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