At its April 2012 meeting, the Alum Board of Louisville Seminary set a goal of 100% alum participation in the Annual Fund - that means a gift from each and every one of our alums between June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013.
Perennially, 30-40% of LPTS alums contribute to the Annual Fund and special campaigns of the Seminary. This rate is unusually high when compared to Presbyterian and other seminaries in the U.S., most of whom average a participation rate of 15-20%.
Alum participation is about more than dollars raised - it reflects our alums' desire to keep their alma mater strong and the value of their degree high. Increased participation is vital to the Seminary's ability to approach private and family foundations for support, since they often use participation rates to determine whether support for an institution or program is warranted. Plus, the energy that comes with strong alum support inspires and influences Trustee and employee giving as well.
How close are we to our goal? Click on "Annual Fund Progress" (left).
If you are able, please make a gift.