. More alumni donors would help enhance UNLV’s rankings in U.S. News & & World Report’s list of best universities, an Alumni Association executive stated today.
Standing among about 100 individuals collected for a rally launching UNLV’s inaugural #RebelsGive charity event, UNLV Alumni Association Senior Citizen Vice President Chad Warren said the portion of alumni who donate is shown as “alumni fulfillment” in the yearly ranking. That figure accounts for 5 percent of a university’s total ranking.
“We need to get alumni, professors, personnel and students to recognize that offering matters,” Warren stated. “It’s not about the dollar amount.”
While many schools target particular requirements in annual contribution drives, #RebelsGive will permit donors to select which of the school’s 18 colleges, dozens of student organizations, athletic programs or other causes to which they want to donate. Donations can be made at RebelsGive.unlv.edu.
The drive, which started today, lasts 1,957 minutes– simply over 32 hours– in honor of the year UNLV was founded.
While donors are encouraged to provide year-round, the inaugural drive will feature 55 matches by larger donors if a particular dollar figure is reached. The drive ends simply after 6:30 p.m. Friday.
The university received a record $93 million in gifts throughout fiscal 2017, the majority of for athletic centers and the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality building, Warren said. UNLV raised $60 million in contributions in fiscal 2018.
Warren stated 5 percent of presents are more than $25,000. Those presents represent 95 percent of the university’s annual contributions and are “the backbone that enable new jobs to begin.”
However smaller gifts also matter, he said, not just to improve alumni engagement numbers for annual rankings however “to help support the objective.”
UNLV’s prepare for future construction include growth of the university’s medical and engineering school structures, Warren said.
Making a quick appearance at today’s rally, held on a plaza behind the school’s Trainee Union, UNLV acting President Marta Meana took to the stage to fire up the crowd
“On your mark, get set, offer!” she screamed, as confetti fell.