2000 - 2001
the 2000-2001 fiscal year, the University focused on Keeping the
Word and effectively carrying out its mission. Everything we do
at Incarnate Word, including our fund raising efforts, centers on
the educational service we provide for students--ensuring that it
is based on academic excellence, rooted in the Catholic tradition
and dedicated to social justice, community service and the development
of the whole person.
service to students includes raising monies for the Annual Fund
to support student scholarships and grants because more than 80
percent of Incarnate Word students need financial assistance to
attend. During the year a total of $534,000 was received in unrestricted
Annual Fund dollars, primarily through the Associates program and
the Phonathon. A total of 309 Associates each contributed $1,000
or more, (see Associates list beginning on page 6) and the Phonathon,
now calling year round, secured $150,000 in gifts and pledges, acquiring
319 new donors in the process. Another $189,900 was received for
specially designated annual scholarships. In total, monies raised
for operations amounted to $1,257,854.
24th Annual Swing-In Golf Tournament realized more than $100,000
for scholarships and athletic programs with Bud Light leading the
53 sponsors and 200 golfers supporting the event. Another $56,500
was received for athletics as a result of special fund raising projects
and events. The Scholarship Sweepstakes project raised $12,000 from
alumni/ae and friends, and a special event recognizing IBM for the
University's laptop program raised more than $15,000 for the business
faculty development program.
a $25,000 sponsorship from H-E-B, the Light the Way project continued
to delight the community with thousands of lights decorating the
campus for the Christmas season.
$200,000 grant from the Kronkosky Foundation enabled the University
to continue its collaborative efforts with St. Phillip of Jesus
Catholic Church for the Ministerio de Salud Health Ministry in San
Antonio. Another collaborative project, the Research Institute for
Latinas in Business & Higher Education was successfully launched
with a planning grant received the previous year from the Levi Strauss
Foundation. A grant of $1.4 million was received from the Department
of Education for a Student Support Services Program that will serve
180 financially disadvantaged students. Another grant from the Department
of Education renewed funds for the Business & International
Education Program. Additionally, several grants were received to
support business, communication arts and nursing students.
growth of the endowment adds to the University's stability and permanence.
During the year a record number of eight new scholarship endowments
were begun through contributions and events. They include: the
Dr. Louis J. Agnese, Jr. Scholarship for International Students
through a special event honoring Dr. Agnese for his fifteenth anniversary
as President; the Kathleen Martin Watson Scholarship honoring the
memory of Mrs. Watson, former chairman of the University's Board
of Trustees, who died during the year; the Lily Lee Chinn Scholarship
in Chemistry to honor alumna Lily Lee Chinn, '54, at the time of
her UIW Alumna of Distinction award; the Constance Pollock Murnane
English Award, '41, Incarnate Word High School and former UIW student;
the Earl & Esther Felio Scholarship established by alumnus Arthur
Felio, '73, in memory of his parents; the Paulene & Thomas J.
Ragusa Scholarship in Social Sciences through a bequest from the
late Dr. Thomas Ragusa, former member of the social science faculty
and father of actress Paula Prentiss; the San Antonio Hungarian
Association Endowed Award for the preservation and continuance of
the Hungarian heritage in society; and the Harry Kringstein Scholarship,
established by Mel Lemler to honor his late uncle. The scholarship
is for students in the master's program in the education of the
hearing impaired in conjunction with Sunshine Cottage School for
total of $368,663 was received for new and existing scholarship
endowments, endowed professorial chairs and endowments for faculty
$12 million campaign to fund a new Science & Engineering Center
reached the $8 million mark with a $1,000,000 challenge grant received
from the J. E. & L. E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Efforts are underway to raise the remaining funds for this project
and meet the requirements of the Mabee Challenge by July, 2002.
The new facility will incorporate the old Science Hall and provide
a state-of-the-art facility for Incarnate Word students.
Verbum Society, a growing number of individuals who make commitments
through bequests, trusts and other future giving arrangements, added
16 members to its ranks and now numbers almost 200.
Word's mission is unique because we strive to produce individuals
who are well educated and who have a strong value system. We believe
in our mission and the importance of continuing our educational
service throughout the 21st Century and beyond. In the years to
come, we will count on the belief and support of our many friends
to help us carry out our mission.
REVENUES BY CONSTITUENT GROUPS
Board members, Parents and Other Individuals 14%
2. Employees 1%
3. Alumni/ae 19%
4. Foundations 11%
5. Corporations/Organizations 55%
Executive Director of Development