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Welcome from the President

Dr.  Jay K. Simmons

Dear Friends of Simpson College:

I am pleased to present the Simpson College Annual Report for fiscal year 2017-2018. This year has proved successful for Simpson due to the support from our outstanding college community. The 2017-2018 Annual Fund realized $1,076,682.66 total, making this the largest annual fund in Simpson College’s 158-year history. Alumni giving grew by 11 percent over last year and we surpassed $1 million for the sixth time. Leadership giving increased as well, with the total number of Presidents’ Society members up 4% over last year. None of this would have been possible without the generous support you and so many others give to Simpson.

This year we held our third annual SC Cares 24-hour Day of Giving Campaign, which took place online last spring in conjunction with Campus Day on April 4. This campaign proved even more prosperous than the first and second with 548 donors giving an incredible $79,983.60. Faculty, staff, students, parents and alumni all participated and shared their love for Simpson online through social media. It was truly humbling to see so many in our community show their Simpson pride.

On behalf of all of us at Simpson, thank you for your support. Your generosity enables us to uphold the tradition of the Simpson Experience for our students as we work to create an even brighter future for them every single day.


Jay K. Simmons

Jay K. Simmons