University sets all-time record for gifts, pledges for 2013-2014 fiscal year

Case Western Reserve announced today that its generous donors allowed the university to set another all-time record for gifts and pledges for the fiscal year ended June 30. Alumni and friends committed a total of $151.6 million—an amount $5.7 million more over the previous all-time record set in 2013. In addition, supporters enabled Case Western Reserve to set new all-time records in nearly two dozen individual categories.

“This fundraising success is a testament to two groups of people: the supporters who appreciate the extent of our impact, and the faculty, staff, and students who perform such inspiring work every day,” President Barbara R. Snyder said. “Our gratitude to everyone who advances Case Western Reserve is truly immense.

Among the new all-time records set were:

  • Two all-time school-level records – $52.6 million for the School of Medicine, and $32.8 million for the Case School of Engineering. In both instances, the previous all-time record had been set in 2013.
  • An all-time overall annual fund record of $10.3 million, another instance where 2013’s total had been the previous record.
  • Three all-time annual fund records for schools: $346,724 for nursing; $1.1 million for management; and $2.4 million for medicine.

In the fall of 2011 the university announced Forward Thinking: The Campaign for Case Western Reserve University.  This $1 billion fundraising drive aims to increase financial support for students; grow the number of endowed professorships; and support significant capital projects.

Two examples of priority projects in the last category include The Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at The Temple – Tifereth Israel and think[box], a 50,000 square foot invention and innovation space to be located in the renovated Lincoln Storage building on the southwest part of campus. This hands-on learning-and-doing hub will occupy seven stories and realize the potential quickly evident when the Case School of Engineering first opened its pilot version of think[box], a 4,500-square foot basement area that logs 3,000 visits a month during the academic year.

This Sunday, Aug. 24, the university celebrates the completion of a major campaign priority, the $50 million Tinkham Veale University Center. Funded entirely through donations, the 89,000 square-foot structure includes a ballroom, restaurant, food court and space for several student organizations. The university dedicates the building Sunday evening with a dessert reception at 6:30 and a concert on Freiberger Field for members of the Case Western Reserve community by OK GO, a Los Angeles band renowned as much for their viral videos as their music. Attendees also will be able to tour the new university center.

At 7 p.m. President Barbara R. Snyder will introduce the band and make a special announcement about the capital campaign.