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Thank You! The 2017-18 Annual Fund Sets Another Record.

“This year we hit $10,858,812, surpassing the goal of $10,775,000 by $83,812.”

~ Tres Mullis, executive director of University Development

The 2017-18 Annual Fund raised a record amount from alumni, parents and friends of the University.

“It is with great excitement that I can tell you that another record-setting result was achieved with the FY18 Annual Fund,” said Tres Mullis, executive director of University Development. “This year we hit $10,858,812, surpassing the goal of $10,775,000 by $83,812.

This represents a 2.82 percent increase over the $10,560,113 raised in FY17 and 2.92 percent over the FY17 goal of $10,550,000.

Mullis noted that this was also the eighth consecutive year, undergraduate participation in giving (to all areas of the university) reached 50 percent.

Mullis praised the hard work of the Annual Fund leadership. “I want to recognize and express great appreciation to Annual Fund Chair Andrew Tate ’98. Having the right leader at the right time makes all the difference, and this has certainly been the case this year. Andrew never stopped working and was always willing, enthusiastically so, to ask his fellow alums to join him and Carson ’98 in providing leadership support for the Annual Fund. As vice-chair of the Annual Fund Council, Tasha Blair ’00 provided leadership and motivation to young alumni class agents and, with husband T. ’99, set the example for leadership giving among their peers.”

He also called out Tim Hodge ’90L for his third year of leadership and generous support of the Law Annual Fund. “Tim has worked diligently with the Law School staff to craft messages and strategies, leading to successive record results for the Law School.”

Mullis offered praise to Mary and Ted Dardani P’18, “whose great leadership and personal example of generosity set another new Parents Fund record this year. The Dardanis were ‘all-in’ for W&L from the time their son, Sam, transferred at the start of his sophomore year and we could not be more grateful for their enthusiastic support.”

Please enjoy this Thank You video featuring W&L students.

A complete summary of the 2017-18 fundraising results will be included in the August 2018 edition of Generally Speaking.