DENMARK, S.C. – Voorhees College recently ended the fiscal year raising $1,150,850.35.
The Voorhees College National Alumni Association (VCNAA) contributed more than $200,000 this fiscal year. The association has generated $1M in funds over the last five years.
President W. Franklin Evans said Voorhees College alumni are second to non and one of the institution’s biggest supporters.
“Our alumni have been an intricate part in the success of the institution. They come through to assist whenever they are called upon giving from their hearts,” said Evans. “I salute our Tiger alumni family for what they have achieved.”
Also, during the fiscal year, Voorhees celebrated reaching 100% faculty and staff giving. Sarah Simpson, development officer for faculty/staff giving and church relations, said this has not been done before.
“Throughout the year, we created new avenues for faculty/staff appreciation and giving efforts. Strengthening affinity and commitments to the institution we all serve,” Simpson said.
The Division of Institution Advancement and Development under the direction of Vice President Dr. Gwynth R. Nelson, successfully surpassed the annual goal of raising $1M two fiscal years in a row. This year saw an increase in two of the institution’s signature events: UNCF Corporate and Community Lunchoen which raises more than $15,000 and the Presidential Scholarship Gala which raised approximately $200,000.
Nelson said Voorhees has had a successful 2018-2019 fiscal year.
“I would like to thank my team, all of the loyal Voorhees supporters, and President Evans’ vision. We are already putting our resources together to launch several campaigns for the new fiscal year. Our capabilities will be limitless as we continue to begin, believe, and become Voorhees College,” said Nelson.
About Voorhees College
Voorhees College is a four-year, co-educational, career-oriented liberal arts colleges affiliated with the Episcopal Church and the United Negro College Fund. Voorhees College is fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s degrees. For more information, visit www.voorhees.edu.