Why Give to the Annual Fund?
- Tuition only covers about 70 percent of the actual cost of educating a Case Western Reserve University undergraduate student. The
nearly $10 million that the Annual Fund provides each year is one of the few sources of income bridging the gap between what tuition
provides and the total operating budget. Generous support from alumni, faculty, staff and friends strengthens the Case Western Reserve
experience for all students.
- More than 84 percent of all undergraduate students will receive some type of financial aid. Providing scholarships to students allows
Case Western Reserve to be as competitive as possible in recruiting the most academically qualified students, regardless of their
- Annual support enables CWRU to retain and attract outstanding faculty members who are the best within their chosen field.
Alumni giving rates serve as the measure by which corporations and foundations rate alumni involvement. This is a major consideration
for these groups when making large gifts to the university.
- Giving is important because one student, educated at CWRU, can positively impact the lives of thousands.
The gifts add up! In 2012, more than 7,000 alumni made contributions of less than $100. Together, these important gifts made a huge
impact—totaling nearly $412,000 in university support.