Rising Beyond

Rising Beyond

A bolder goal for Wilson’s future.

Two years ahead of the scheduled completion of the We Rise: United for Wilson’s Future campaign, Wilson College has surpassed its $16 million fundraising goal and is laying out a bolder goal for the future. Wilson has identified a stretch goal of $20 million to be achieved by June 2025 to fund campus priorities.

“The response from our alumnae, alumni, and friends has just been tremendous,” said Angela Zimmann, vice president for Institutional Advancement. “Just as in times past, Wilson graduates and friends have heard the call for support and answered it by giving generously to the We Rise campaign. I continue to be so humbled by the love the Wilson community has for this great institution.”

The quiet phase of the We Rise campaign began in 2022 and was followed by a public launch at Reunion in June 2023. “The depth to which the Wilson family has stepped up is inspiring,” shared College President Wesley R. Fugate, Ph.D. Originally, the president explained a need for a fundraising goal of $20 million. However, given the uncertain economic environment, the College adopted a more conservative goal. “I have little doubt we will meet and exceed our new goal. These additional funds will help to ensure students today and into the future have the opportunity to experience Wilson and be a proud graduate of this institution – all at an affordable price point.”

The campaign is organized around five priority funding areas: scholarships, growth initiatives, faculty and staff support, debt reduction, and the Wilson Fund and unrestricted giving. Goals for the focus areas are expanding with the new goal of $20 million.

Please join the friends of Wilson in helping to fulfill our strategic initiatives and propel Wilson College into a new era of innovation and opportunity. Contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 717.262.2010 or visit werise.wilson.edu

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