Messenger - Vol. 1, No. 1, Page 32 Fall 1991 1990-91 Report of Private Support 1991 banner year for U.D. fundraising effort Gift dollars to the University of Delaware from all sources of private support increased significantly over last year's previous record, according to President David P. Roselle. The President said that the $16,932,758, including bequests, is 28 percent greater than the previous high in 1988 and that the $14,406,589 in gift support, excluding bequests, is 14 percent higher than in FY '90. Donors increased by 20 percent. It is particularly gratifying to acknowledge that alumni giving increased $209,274 to $1,299,286 in support of all purposes: unrestricted use; current funding for colleges, departments and programs; capital projects and endowment. The number of alumni donors, an important gauge of loyalty, is up 12 percent from last year. Non-alumni friends, including parents of current students and trustees, contributed $1,603,162. There were 46 percent more donors in this category in fiscal year '91 than in the previous year. Corporate giving, at $4.25 million, was up 1 percent over last year while the number of corporate donors, 491, increased 55 percent. Twenty-one per cent more foundations (52 total) contributed 31 percent more dollars. The number of organizations, including clubs, institutes and associations, increased 51 percent although their contributions totaled 5 percent less than last year. The funds from realized bequests, which fluctuate widely from year to year, added nearly $2.5 million to the total record support.