January 18, 2011

It's Our Birthday, Now Can We Has Monies?

As anticipated, in an email sent moments ago, the Board of Trustees announced its Sesquicentennial fundraiser initiative. "As we inaugurate a sesquicentennial observance that celebrates our past and present achievements, we are equally excited to announce a fundraising campaign that looks to our college’s future," the email states. The program, to be called "Vassar 150: World Changing," focuses on raising money for financial aid and help revamp the science facilities.

The goal of $400 million, $262 million of which has already been raised.

Trustee Barbara Manfrey Vogelstein '76, the namesake and, along with her husband, donor behind the Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film, is the chair of the "World Changing" committee.

More information can be found at the new official website of the fundraising program. Among other features, the website includes videos of Vassar graduates working in the sciences.