2017-2018 Year in Review
from Mark Parsons
This past year has been an enormously successful and record-breaking for the Stout University Foundation in many respects. Regarding fundraising, fiscal year 2017-2018 was amazing with $11,591,346 in gifts to the campaign and total Foundation gift production reaching a new annual record. In addition to fundraising success, the Foundation’s total assets have reached a record level for the second year in a row exceeding $62 million dollars, as of June 30, 2018. The level of growth experienced by the Foundation due to market appreciation of investments has made it possible for the Foundation to build its fundraising capacity and launch the Pathways Forward campaign.
As you will receive this Impact Report in 2019, I would like to share I have made the decision to retire as of April 1st after eight years as Executive Director of the Stout University Foundation. It has been an honor to serve this wonderful nonprofit organization and to help launch the exciting Pathways Forward campaign. I wish to thank the staff of the Foundation, the Board of Directors of the Foundation and the Alumni Association, as well as Chancellor Meyer for their support of my leadership. It has been a truly remarkable career experience and I am deeply thankful for having this opportunity to serve UW-Stout in this meaningful way.
In closing, let me express our sincere gratitude and thanks to our partners who have made gifts over this past year and who are helping the Stout University Foundation in the rewarding tasks of expanding charitable support and creating a culture of philanthropy to ensure the vitality and excellence of the University that we cherish so deeply.
Thank you all.