Thanks to the generosity of Hollins alumnae and friends in the great state of Texas, the Texas Challenge was met – and exceeded – a full year early!
During the final year of the campaign, Hollins was named one of the top ten institutions in the country in terms of alumni support per student by the Council for Aid to Education, a national nonprofit organization focused on improving quality and access in higher education.
- Wyndham Robertson '58, Campaign Chair
To say the Hollins Fund touches everyone and everything on the campus is no exaggeration. It is the one campaign that never ends because the institution depends upon it to meet the annual operating budget. Unlike endowment, which is invested, the Hollins Fund is used to support the current year's operations.
Throughout the eight years of the campaign, the Hollins Fund averaged $3.2 million per year. Most donors make their annual Hollins Fund donations without restrictions, knowing that the fund supports everything from student scholarships and faculty salaries, to building maintenance and electricity bills.
Some, however, specify how they want their Hollins Fund gift used: for a particular department or athletic program or piece of equipment. Other donors make both an unrestricted gift to be used as needed and a restricted gift for a particular need or initiative such as Friends of Athletics or the Robertson Library or the Wilson Museum.
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