2000 - 2001 Development Overview

During 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.


Our 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.


The 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.

With 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.


A $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.


The 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 Deaf Children.

A total of $368,663 was received for new and existing scholarship endowments, endowed professorial chairs and endowments for faculty development.


The $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.


The 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.


Incarnate 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.


1. Board members, Parents and Other Individuals 14%
2. Employees 1%
3. Alumni/ae 19%
4. Foundations 11%
5. Corporations/Organizations 55%


Laura Shaw
Executive Director of Development

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