Annual Fund / Future Fund
The strength of the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College lies in its ability to meet the needs of Douglass, her students, and her alumnae. Educational journeys and lifelong connections begin at Douglass and would not be possible without the service of dedicated volunteers and gifts to the Douglass Annual Fund.
As you know, the AADC is engaged in mediation with Rutgers and the Rutgers University Foundation. On April 20, 2015, Rutgers requested that we not raise funds on behalf of DRC. While we do not think there is any basis for Rutgers’ position, we have decided to refrain from fundraising for DRC at this time. We can, however, raise contributions for the AADC to help support our work and help us arrive at a resolution that will be beneficial to all parties. Your support is greatly appreciated.
If you are making a new contribution, please designate your gift to the newly-created AADC Future Fund. Your gift will be used to help us resolve the current issues and to support alumnae initiatives.
If you have made a pledge to the Douglass Annual Fund designated for a specific area or program, we welcome and can accept your pledge payment. If you have made a pledge to the Douglass Annual Fund unrestricted, please know that during this time, your gift will be used to help us resolve current issues and to support alumnae initiatives through the newly-created AADC Future Fund.
Reunions are milestones—occasions for alumnae to commemorate their place in NJC and Douglass College’s history, reflect on what alma mater has meant to them, and renew their ties with their classmates and the AADC. Reunion celebrations are also a time when classes focus their fundraising efforts to increase giving in support our strong sisterhood.
The highest priority for reunion giving traditionally is unrestricted gifts to the Douglass Annual Fund. Since the AADC is an independent, self-supporting organization, we depend on unrestricted Annual Fund gifts to meet our daily and annual obligations of operating the Associate Alumnae. THis year please designate your gift to the AADC Future Fund.
All gifts given to the AADC during your milestone reunion year as well as in the four years preceding your milestone year, count towards your Class Gift. Class gift totals are announced during Convocation during Reunion.
To learn more about fundraising for your , please contact Emily Reynolds Russell ’05.
The AADC provides more than $500,000 each year in scholarship and program support to Douglass students. These Scholarships, Fellowships, Prizes and Funds enrich the educational experience for Douglass students. The Annual Scholarship Dinner brings scholarship donors together with their students for a special evening. During this critical time, the AADC is not able to create new named scholarships, but we welcome contributions to existing funds.
To learn more about special scholarship and program support, contact Eileen Cotter, Director of Development at 848-932-2880.