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Embracing Change

2013 Annual Report

Clery Center for Security On Campus

Dear Friends, What motivates you? For us, a frame that hangs at the top of our office stairs says it best: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” These words from Margaret Meade empower us to continue the work that our co-founders, Connie and Howard Clery, began 27 years ago to ensure that every student has the opportunity to live and learn in a safe environment. As we look back on the past year, it gives me great pride to share our accomplishments with you. In 2013, we: • Launched the Collaborative, a learning membership program that helps institutions foster a campus-wide commitment to safety and compliance; • Trained thousands of campus professionals to embrace the letter and the spirit of the Jeanne Clery Act through seminars and webinars;

• Developed PACT5, a comprehensive sexual assault educational documentary series, in collaboration with five colleges and universities; • Reached over 400 colleges and universities in all 50 states through National Campus Safety Awareness Month in September. • .. These accomplishments would not be possible without your passion, loyalty, and commitment to our work! Thank you for caring about the safety of the next generation of leaders. We hope you enjoy this year’s annual report, and we look forward to celebrating even more achievements during 2014. Gratefully,

Alison Kiss, MS Executive Director

What Does a Safe Campus Look

We asked this question to our Jeanne Clery Act Training Seminar particip inspired — by the answers they shared. 1. Freedom to learn & live in a safe, respectful environment. “A safe campus is a place where students can effectively pursue their academic, social, spiritual, relational, and career goals without fear of violence, intimidation, or ridicule.” As our co-founder, Connie Clery, says, “The best education in the world is useless if a student doesn’t survive with a sound mind and body.” In 2013, the Clery Center was proud to work with a group of talented student filmmakers from five colleges and universities across the country to promote PACT5, a powerful documentary series that encourages students to “make the PACT” to learn about sexual violence and become leaders in prevention and response on campus. PACT5 videos and educational materials have reached 2,457 individuals in 44 states. To learn more about PACT5 and watch the films, please visit

2. Everyone on campus works together to improve safety. “A campus that communicates and addresses concerns within the campus community. This is done by collaboration with different disciplines and divisions.” Campus safety and Jeanne Clery Act compliance require a team effort. In July 2013, the Clery Center launched a pilot of its newest program, the Collaborative. A team-based learning membership program, the Collaborative creates opportunities for online and in-person trainings, networking, and technical assistance while promoting teamwork within and between institutions. Initial program evaluation efforts by an independent consultant in November 2013 revealed that 89% of pilot members believed the Collaborative helped improve their compliance. And, in just the first six months, nearly half (46%) of members reported making changes to policies and procedures as a result of what they learned through the Collaborative. To learn more about the Collaborative’s impact, please visit collaborative.

3. Knowledge is power for a campus community. “A safe campus…is based on confidence in your personal knowledge that the people you trust to do their jobs and the training and knowledge you possess [will keep you safe].” Knowledge is at the heart of the Jeanne Clery Act. Whether it’s a staff member confident in her responsibilities or a student receiving critical information about a threat on campus, knowledge helps empower communities to be safer and well-prepared. The Clery Center is proud to serve as the nation’s nonprofit leader in Clery Act compliance training. In 2013, we helped over 750 professionals from higher education, campus safety, law enforcement, and victim services learn about compliance through our regional and online Jeanne Clery Act Training Seminars Program. Through an engaging curriculum and expert faculty, participants gain knowledge about the letter and the spirit of the Clery Act that they can apply on their campuses.

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icipants, and we were intrigued — and 4. A campus that has resources to prepare & respond effectively. “A campus [that] is prepared in the event of something and has the ability to communicate…[to] the campus community.” In 2005, a group of students approached the Clery Center with a bold request: establish September as the official month dedicated to enhancing dialogue around campus safety issues. One year later, National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM) was recognized through a unanimous vote in Congress. Every September, the Clery Center provides educational resources for colleges and universities as part of NCSAM. These resources help set the stage for critical conversations between key groups on campus: students, faculty, and staff from campus safety, law enforcement, health and wellness, residence life, student affairs, and student life. For NCSAM 2013, 431 colleges, universities, and nonprofit organizations accessed resources through the Safe Campus, Strong Voices campaign.

5. Transparency & communications help keep the community connected & aware. “Common language around safety…students know they will be cared for…people know resources and use them.” In campus communities, students, staff, and faculty often have the same goals but different “languages”. On March 7, 2013, President Barack Obama signed a bill that strengthened and reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Included in that bill were amendments to the Jeanne Clery Act that afford additional rights to campus victims of sexual violence, and expands the Act to include dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. These amendments were designed to help improve campus policies and processes, as well as help victims and survivors quickly access information about their rights and available resources on and off campus. The Clery Center advocated for these amendments since inception, and we are honored to serve on the committee to create the regulations for this statute.

2013 Impact by the Numbers



Number of colleges and universities who used resources developed for 2013 National Campus Safety Awareness Month.

Number of Pennsylvania institutions who joined as pilot members of the Collaborative in 2013.

750 Number of campus safety and higher education professionals who attended online and regional Jeanne Clery Act Training Seminars in 2013.

bership Fees ment Income Revenues


$ $ $

94,585.00 12.1% 8,308.00 1.1% 782,157.00

By the Numbers: 2013 Financials

am Services ber Services aising gement & Operating Expenses

Total $ 422,611.00 $ 61,540.00 $ 41,052.00 $ 142,196.00 $ 667,399.00

Total (%) 63.3% 9.2% 6.2% 21.3%


Revenues Investment Income 1.1%

Membership Fees 12.1% Contributions 28.4%

Program Fees 43.2%


5,169 1,155 635 41,052 111,103 31,093 142,196

Management & Operating 21.3% Fundraising 6.2%

Federal Grants 15.2%

Member Services 9.2%

Program Expenses 63.3%

Total estimated revenues for fiscal year 2013 were $782,157.00, while estimated expenses totaled $667,399.00. Please note that revenue and expenses are estimates and subject to change pending a final audit in spring 2014. These revenue and expense estimates were calculated on an accrual basis, and as such do not reflect anticipated revenue from a threeyear $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice received in 2012 as well as a portion of a $231,000 grant received from FEMA in 2013. More information about the Center, including a copy of our most recent audited financial statements and Form 990, can be found on our website at

clery center staff & board Staff

Alison Kiss, MS | Executive Director Abigail Boyer | Assistant Executive Director of Programs, Outreach & Communications Deborah Shelley | Deputy Executive Director of Finance & Operations Samantha Koch | Director of Development Amy Guthrie | Program Coordinator Bethany Lamolinara | Communications Coordinator Christine Arnold | Program Assistant


Constance B. Clery | Co-Founder & Chairwoman Emerita Mary Swanson | Chairwoman Christopher F. McConnell | Vice Chairman Benjamin Clery | Treasurer Andrew R. Cagnetta, Jr. Roger Carolin George W. Dowdall, Ph.D. Thomas B. MacCabe, Jr. Gail Minger Clover Nicholas Anne Seymour Lisa Townsend, Ph.D. Howard K. Clery (in memoriam)

The Clery Center is proud to serve as a GuideStar Exchange Silver Participant, representing our commitment to financial transparency. For more information about the Exchange program, please visit

2013 Competitive Grants & Corporate Giving Competitive Grants - Private & Federal Barra Foundation Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) & U.S. Department of Homeland Security Mellam Family Foundation U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women

Corporate Sponsors Blackboard Connect Campus Safety Magazine Code Blue, Inc. D. Stafford & Associates e2Campus LiveSafe

Margolis Healy & Associates Pepper Hamilton LLP School Violence Law Siemens Industry

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