About the Campaign
A Message from the Board of Trustees
January 20, 2012
One year ago, we wrote to you to announce an ambitious fundraising effort crucial to our college’s future – the Vassar 150: World Changing campaign. Your response to date has been both heartening and inspiring. We are delighted to announce that, as of year-end 2011, our fundraising total surpassed $300 million.
Clearly, our campaign priorities – ongoing support for Vassar's Annual Fund to keep our economic foundation solid; construction of an Integrated Science Center to match the quality of our cutting-edge, multidisciplinary curriculum; and, perhaps most important of all, financial support, to ensure that all talented students regardless of their means may have access to a Vassar education – have all resonated strongly with the Vassar family.
Quite simply, we would not be three-quarters of the way to our $400 million goal if it were not for the steadfast support of Vassar alumnae/i, parents and friends giving at every level, who have made Vassar a priority. We are confident that we will raise the final $100 million necessary to achieve our goal by the time the campaign is scheduled to end in 2013 – but we can only do that with your continued support. To donate now, please go to www.vassar.edu/campaigngift.
With our sincere thanks and warm regards,
William A. Plapinger ’74, P’10
Chair, Board of Trustees
Barbara Manfrey Vogelstein ’76
Chair, Vassar 150: World Changing campaign