Jan. 18, 2012

College looks forward to campaign events across the country

Washington reception

Record numbers of alumni and supporters of Geneseo gathered at campaign launch events last fall, with sponsorship from alumni. Cities incuded Buffalo, Rochester, Florida and Washington, D.C. Pictured here are alumni at the Washington, D.C., reception. /PHOTO BY KEITH WALTERS '11





Record numbers of alumni, friends and supporters of the college gathered at events throughout the East Coast last fall to celebrate what Geneseo has meant in their lives and to launch Shaping Lives of Purpose: The Campaign for Geneseo. Momentum continues this spring as the college unrolls a series of campaign receptions across the country including events in Chicago, San Francisco, Syracuse, and the Westchester and Connecticut region.

Shaping Lives of Purpose is the most ambitious fundraising initiative ever undertaken by the college, with a goal of raising $22 to $25 million to bolster the college's endowment and to strengthen academic innovation and faculty support, student scholarships, global education, The Fund for Geneseo, athletics and to support the Center for Inquiry, Discovery and Leadership. The campaign has already raised more than $18 million.

The college is demonstrating that it has a vision on how to keep Geneseo strong, and campaign events are reconnecting alumni with Geneseo, according to Rose Anderson, assistant vice president for alumni relations.

On campus, faculty and staff volunteers will continue to reach out to departments and individuals as part of The Faculty and Staff Campaign, led by co-chairs Ronald Herzman, distinguished teaching professor of English, and Andrea Klein, director of campus scheduling and special events.