GREENVILLE, PA—Today, Thiel College announced that the institution has reached another milestone in its annual fundraising activities. During the 2007-08 fiscal year, which ended on June 30, 2008, the college received $750,206 in gifts to the annual fund, which provides the second largest portion of unrestricted revenue, after tuition, to the school’s operating budget. This landmark amount represents a 9 percent increase over the previous fiscal year.
In addition, total voluntary support reached the third highest year on record with $4,494,617, which includes government grants, scholarships, special projects, the college endowment and more, according to Vice President for College Advancement David Grober.
“It is extremely gratifying that we reached our annual fund goal this year given the state of the economy and the wide-ranging requests for charitable support,” said Dr. Robert Olson ’60, Thiel College president. “This achievement is a tangible measure of the value that our alumni and friends place on Thiel and its educational mission.”
Thiel College, located in Greenville, Pa., is a liberal arts, sciences and professional studies college, with enrollment of 1,200, related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.