The Honor Roll of Donors.


The Honor Roll of Donors

Drew loves a challenge. Launch an ambitious new undergraduate education platform and reduce tuition by 20 percent? Done and done. Our supporters—alumni, friends, parents and community members—are just as bold, generously, consistently and strategically investing in Drew, for both current and future students.

Not only did our donors rally around the recent $5.3-million Gilbert Challenge (a seven-month sprint!), they provided an impressive $1.65 million to our Annual Fund, an increase of 37 percent over the prior year. Dollars invested in the Annual Fund provide for everything that makes Drew, Drew, including new, innovative academic programming such as Launch.

Additionally, this investment pays off across the university—in vital curriculum transformation and the largest class in more than a decade at the Theological School; in relevant new Master of Education and Master in Finance programs at the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies; and in a bold new College of Liberal Arts education that syncs career development with rigorous academics and powerful community.

What’s more, the Class of ’22 is the CLA’s largest since 2011. This class boasts significantly higher SAT scores—on average 42 points higher—than the class average four years ago. And as a result of Drew’s lower tuition, a higher percentage of student financial aid comes from fundraising efforts—giving your dollars a proportionally greater impact on students’ bottom lines.

We are never more grateful than when Drew sets off on bold new trajectories—and our donors respond with the unwavering support and unstinting generosity that propel us even higher. We thank you all.

Annual Fund gifts provide a strong and flexible foundation and are set to work immediately serving the most important needs for our students and our future.

Annual Giving

Donors reflected in this report made gifts that were received during our last fiscal year (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018).

I am extremely grateful that donors have considered aiding those who work in urban ministry. All ministry is challenging; however, urban ministry presents a unique confluence of challenges. The Theological School Scholarship Fund, the Alfred Morgan Waller, Jr. Memorial Scholarship and the Sampson-McCann Scholarship encourage me to continue to face these obstacles knowing that someone I don’t know is willing to invest in me. ”
Sermone Frink T'19
Master of Divinity Candidate Drew Theological School

Leadership Giving

My summer internship in the finance department of the Guggenheim acted as an affirmation that the path I have chosen—arts administration—is right for me. It also shows academic and professional institutions that I might want to join in the future that I am a good candidate. Thanks to the College Class of 1960 Internship I now have access to wider opportunities, and I appreciate your help greatly. ”
Your Gifts Open Doors to Real-World Learning
Inji Kim C’19—Art History & Economics Major College of Liberal Arts

Volunteer Leadership

Without funding from the Margaret and Marshall Bartlett Fund for History and Culture I would not have been able to fly to Illinois to present my research. I am truly thankful. Not only did I gain experience in presenting my own research, I chaired a panel and took part in a roundtable discussion. Seeing all of these diverse scholars in my field showed me the many possible routes for my research and career. ”
Joshua Roeder G’21
PhD Candidate in History & Culture Caspersen School of Graduate Studies

Commemorative Giving