What $41 Billion in Giving to Higher Education Means for You

Free webinar: March 1, 2017 • 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern
Webinar: What $41 Billion in Giving to Higher Education Means for You

The just-released 2016 Voluntary Support of Education Survey analyzes a record $41 billion in contributions to colleges and universities. Fundraisers can use this valuable information to benchmark their own results and take advantage of emerging giving trends. Ann Kaplan, director of the VSE survey, will share the results and discuss what it means for your institution's fundraising future.

Join this session to discover:

  • How individual giving, family foundations and donor-advised funds affect fundraising totals
  • The impact of large gifts and total fundraising results for top institutions
  • Trends on how people are giving: current operations versus endowment support, and alumni participation
  • How to receive your own benchmark analysis and discover opportunities to optimize your fundraising strategy

Who should attend

  • Presidents
  • Vice presidents and directors of development
  • Vice presidents and directors of advancement
  • Directors of major giving
  • Directors of planned giving

About the presenters

Ann Kaplan, Director of VSEAnn Kaplan
Director of VSE/Data Miner, Council for Aid to Education

Ann Kaplan is a highly respected expert on higher education giving trends, and serves as director of the Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) Survey and data miner at the Council for Aid to Education, which she joined in 2001. Previously, Ms. Kaplan served as managing editor and principal researcher for Giving USA and was a former research director of the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel.


Brian Gawor will look at alumni giving rates and how they impact higher education fundraising.Brian Gawor, CFRE
Vice President for Research, Ruffalo Noel Levitz

Brian Gawor has 20 years of experience as a researcher and practitioner in higher education fundraising, student affairs, and enrollment. He is currently completing his doctorate at Illinois State University, where he studies higher education giving trends..


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