Giving to Brown

Generous Donors Provide $195 Million in Support in FY'13

Brown University Posts Strongest Fundraising Results Since 2008

As of June 30, gifts and pledges benefiting Brown University’s major priorities and annual funds totaled $195.4 million, the highest year-end finish for the university in five years. The gifts came from more than 39,000 individual donors.

The achievements of this past year’s fundraising efforts reflect the value that alumni, parents, and friends place in the University's faculty, programs and leadership,” said Senior Vice President for Brown Advancement Patricia A. Watson.

“Our sincerest thanks go to our community of donors who chose to support Brown this past year.”
— Patricia A. Watson,
Senior Vice President for Advancement

New gifts and pledges were in support of Brown’s key fundraising priorities, among them:

• Athletics
• Brown Institute for Brain
   Science (BIBS)
• The renovation of a building for environmental science
• Financial aid
• The Humanities
• Residential life facilities renovations
• The School of Engineering
• The School of Public Health

Other highlights from the year included:

• The Brown Annual Fund received $35.4 million from 31,231 alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends, including $6.6 million from the Parents Annual Fund. A record-setting 82 households joined the President’s Circle by making gifts of $100,000 or more. Four reunion classes set records for Annual Fund participation: the class of 1963 led the way with a 66.3% participation rate to mark its 50th Reunion, 1953/60th Reunion followed with 53.4%, 1983/30th came in at 45.5%, and 1998/15th at 28.5%. Other participation records were set by undergraduate alumni who are members of the African American, Asian/Asian American, and Latino/Hispanic communities.

• The Brown University Sports Foundation (BUSF) raised $12.9 million in new gifts and pledges. These results include $3.44 million in annual-use funding from 5,643 donors. A record 27 varsity and club sports met their fundraising goals, and a record-breaking 29 teams had 100% participation from their senior athletes.

• The Division of Biology and Medicine, including Alpert Medical School, received new gifts and pledges of $17.9 million, its strongest finish since FY ’07. A total of 1,528 donors contributed to the division, an increase of 4% over last year. Total gifts to the Brown Medical Annual Fund (BMAF) reached $1.192 million. A special effort to honor Dean Edward Wing’s tenure was made as he stepped down at the end of June. Over 100 benefactors contributed to a new medical scholarship that is now supporting six outstanding students in his name.

“Our sincerest thanks go to our community of donors who chose to support Brown this past year,” said Watson.