What does it mean to be ?
is a movement toward a culture of involvement and support. Being "in" means giving back to help move your university forward. Your annual gift to Case Western Reserve University—in any amount—makes it happen.
Annual alumni contributions are more important than you might realize. Tuition only covers about 70 percent of the actual cost of educating a CWRU undergraduate student. The support the Annual Fund provides each year is one of the few sources of income bridging the gap between tuition and the total operating budget.
In addition, 84 percent of all undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid. The Annual Fund allows us to provide scholarships, allowing CWRU to be as competitive as possible in recruiting the best and the brightest—regardless of their financial circumstances.
Beyond the importance of the gifts themselves, annual undergraduate participation in giving—to any fund in any amount—has a direct impact on the university's rankings. In fact, your continued support helped Case Western Reserve rank 37th among national universities in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2017 Edition!
So, ready to join the crowd?