CAMPAIGN WILL MAKE DEPAUW STRONGER Melanie J. Norton
Dear Alumni and Friends,
TOP ATHLETE Paige W. Gooch ’14, a four-year starter on the women’s golf team, was among
the top 30 honorees for the 2014 NCAA
Woman of the Year and one of just 10 from Division III institutions. She was one of
the North Coast Athletic Conference’s two Woman of the Year nominees after earning the conference’s Pam Smith Award.
Gooch was a two-time Capital One
Academic All-America® selection and DePauw's 22nd NCAA Postgraduate
Scholarship recipient. On the course, she earned all-America honors all four years.
“DePauw is my home, the home of 1,800 of my peers, and now it is your home.” Student body president DAKOTA “CODY” N. WATSON ’15 to entering students in the Class of 2018 during the traditional opening convocation on Aug. 23 in the Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts, Kresge Auditorium.
It is a truly exciting time to be at DePauw. We have been preparing for several years to launch The Campaign for DePauw, and now, finally, it is here. The campaign is in full swing, and we have a great many loyal alumni and friends to thank for their early support. As many of you may be aware, the University has been engaged in the “silent phase” of this fund-raising effort for a number of years. The comprehensive campaign is a culmination of the combined efforts of literally every office across campus, the likes of which have not been seen at DePauw in a very long time. By its very nature, a campaign calls on the University, its leaders and stakeholders to make strategic decisions about how to best strengthen the institution both now and into the future. Under the oversight of the National Campaign Committee, consisting of alumni and faculty leaders, the University will secure funds to support five primary areas: academic life, student access and financial aid, student engagement and outcomes, the campus and annual giving. I encourage you to browse campaign.depauw.edu, where you will find a great deal of information about the campaign, along with stories of giving, profiles of donors, student quotes, and the latest news and events. Those in our division are often asked what difference a modest donation makes and why DePauw needs gifts. These are fair questions, and the answers are wide-ranging. Put simply, even the smallest donation can and will add up to a substantial gift when combined with thousands of other gifts from our generous alumni and friends. Every gift counts toward this campaign, makes DePauw a stronger institution and increases the value of a DePauw degree for every alumnus. And why are gifts needed? As just one example, tuition covers only half of what it costs to educate a student at DePauw. The generosity of our alumni and friends makes up for that deficit, and it makes the education we provide here possible. Every dollar makes an impact on the campus and student experience, and every donor demonstrates pride in a DePauw education to the outside world. The last campaign was a success by any measure, and we have every reason to believe this one will be as well. You value DePauw, and we know through our travels and interactions that those who know DePauw want to share it with others. Thank you for all you do for this great University and for ensuring the future success of The Campaign for DePauw. Warmest regards,
Melanie J. Norton Vice Presdient for Development and Alumni Engagement FALL 2014 DEPAUW MAGAZINE 13