A successful year in which the St. Cloud State University Foundation saw giving increase by 15 percent ended in tragedy when our beloved President, Earl H. Potter was killed in an auto accident in June.
In this day and age university presidents are very focused on resource development because their institutions require it. I fondly remember President Potter saying that philanthropy is no longer a nicety. It is the margin of excellence which makes our programs great. He was absolutely right. Without it we could not deliver the kind of experience for our students that we do.
In the pages that follow you’ll read about some of the experiences that philanthropy makes possible. Your philanthropy. No matter the size of your gift it does indeed make a difference. We hope that you will continue to make St. Cloud State University a priority. Our graduates help make our communities stronger. Our economy more resilient. And your philanthropy helps make that happen.
On behalf of the late President Earl H. Potter III and I, thank you for your generous gift of support.
– Matt Andrew
Vice President of Advancement