Year One Results

Funds raised

The goal for the first year of the initiative was to raise $300,000. Instead, the alumni community almost doubled that amount with donations and pledges anywhere between $10 to $100,000. 

The America for Bulgaria Foundation generously offered to match all alumni cash donations made between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2020. As of June 30, they have contributed $215,303, equal to the total amount donated by alumni for that period.

$1,556 average donation per alumn

$100 most frequently donated amount

Causes supported

Most donations traditionally go towards scholarships. This year alumni were also quick to respond to the financial crisis caused by the pandemic and joined the university efforts to help students in need through the Student Support Fund. 

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Donors

The Alumni Pledge managed to involve 6% of the alumni community (the goal set for year one), even exceeding the target by a few participants.

123 first-time donors

Class involvement

Alumni from all classes took part, some more than others. Even those who decided to complete their degree elsewhere, still show support for their alma mater. 

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