I am pleased to present the Simpson College Annual Report for the fiscal year 2016-2017. This year has proved successful for Simpson due to the support from our outstanding college community. The 2016-2017 Annual Fund realized $1,045,072.45 total, making this the second-largest annual fund in Simpson College’s 157-year history. Alumni giving grew by 7 percent over last year and we surpassed $1 million for the fifth time, truly making this a year to celebrate. None of this would have been possible without the generous support you and so many others give to Simpson.
This year we also held our second annual SC Cares 24-hour Day of Giving Campaign, which took place online last spring in conjunction with Campus Day on April 5. This campaign proved even more prosperous than the first and 428 donors gave an incredible $69,853. 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