At a March 1 Board of Trustees dinner kicking off the public phase of Wesleyan’s campaign, President Michael S. Roth celebrated the substantial success of the effort so far: more than $285 million raised toward the goal of $400 million, with support of financial aid as the top campaign goal.
The funds raised will also go to the endowment to support teaching, research and student engagement.
Roth said the generous early support of the campaign reflected alumni commitment to ensuring access to Wesleyan for generations of students.
A video of Roth’s remarks is available on the new campaign website, http://thisiswhy.wesleyan.edu, a destination for storytelling, campaign news and giving.
Alumni, parents and friends are being asked to consider why Wesleyan is their cause and share their “This Is Why” stories and “Because” photos on the site. The most popular photo posted so far is that by Joss Whedon ’87, which reached nearly 5,000 individuals on Wesleyan Facebook.
Watch President Roth speak on the campaign in this video: