A letter from
Tracey L. Thompson

Executive Director

Tracey L. Thompson, Executive Director, Kutztown University Foundation

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Proud Supporters of KU,

Welcome to the KU Foundation & Alumni Relations website!   We are delighted that you’ve come to learn more about us.  Let me tell you how the KU Foundation & Alumni Relations team continues to make great strides on behalf of students, faculty and programs at KU.

Thanks in large part to a $2.4-million bequest from KU alumna Joyce Wehr ’46, FY17 was the Foundation’s most successful fiscal year ever.  In addition to raising $5.5 million, the Foundation increased both the overall number of donors and brand new donors.  The percentage of KU alumni making gifts rose slightly, and we are very proud to have achieved a 26% participation rate by the Class of 2017, as our newest Golden Bear alumni contributed to the Senior Class Gift.

The Foundation’s fundraising team has ramped up the scope of our solicitations, and we are already seeing success on this front. We received a $300,000 naming gift last year, and a new seven-figure gift is expected sometime this year.

The alumni relations team introduced a more targeted, strategic approach to outreach, aimed at forging stronger bonds and inspiring alumni support.  A year-round calendar of events provides opportunities for KU alumni of all ages and interests to stay connected. These efforts are supported by the incredibly committed volunteers who serve on the Foundation and Alumni Association boards and keep us moving in a very positive direction!

We hope you’ll enjoy browsing this site and discovering the many ways we serve KU and keep our alumni connected.  Please call or email me anytime if you’d like to visit the campus or need more information on a particular subject – we would love to get to know you better!

With warmest regards,

Tracey L. Thompson
610.683.4112
thompson@kutztownUfoundation.org

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