The class of 2017 is breaking philanthropy records in the Senior Gift Challenge, giving at a rate that far exceeded their goal. Isenberg is successfully tapping seniors to think about giving back while they're still on campus, increasing young alumni donations and engagement. Over the last six years, student giving has risen from about 20% in 2012 to over 65% in 2017.
This year's challenge
The year, Dean Fuller raised the bar for the class of 2017: to have 50% of seniors donate to the senior gift. The Dean and other alumni offered a series of challenge gifts, providing additional monetary incentives for the senior class if they met, and then exceeded, the 50% goal. The seniors blew away the challenge with 66% contribution to the senior class gift! This outstanding accomplishment was commemorated with an announcement in the Boston Globe (seen right).
I'm driven to give because many Isenberg alumni have played a role in helping me succeed and have carried me on their backs. Now it's my turn! - Meghan Bates, '17
Isenberg Seniors are not alone in giving back. Alumni and friends have enabled the school to add five endowed professor positions in the past twelve months alone. Dozens of alumni have also visited Isenberg in the classroom and looking to recruit students for internships and full time positions at their companies.