THE VANDERCOOK TRADITION
Now in our second century, we continue to make history by welcoming growing enrollments to campus. What a fitting testament to our founders’ commitment to give all students with a passion for sharing the gift of music an opportunity to succeed.
Each fall we kick off the annual Share Your Passion Campaign. As you know, the annual campaign supports VanderCook’s general operating budget. Every dollar contributed goes directly to overhead costs, allowing VanderCook to keep tuition increases to an absolute minimum while providing a competitive, quality college experience for our students. As enrollment continues to increase, the Passion campaign has become increasingly critical to the day-to-day operations of the college.
The 2012 Campaign is just over $93,000. Quite frankly, our needs – the academic needs of our students - are quickly outpacing our support. We set $125,000 as our campaign goal for 2013. A lofty goal? Yes. Unattainable? No, because we know we can count on you to commit to VanderCook, to our students, and to our future.
As technology and teaching methods continue to change, the annual Passion Campaign takes on even
greater meaning and purpose. As we look ahead to our future, your investment in VanderCook and our students secures our legacy. Your donation to the 2012 Passion Campaign makes a difference in the lives of our students. Your support helps us give them the unprecedented educational experience that is VanderCook’s hallmark. Your gift empowers Hale A. VanderCook’s vision of an institution where…
EXCELLENCE in MUSIC
PROFESSIONALISM in TEACHING
STRENGTH in CHARACTER
...are honored traditions supported by a TRADITION of GIVING.
And every gift matters and will bring us to our goal. Every gift makes a difference, changes a life, and secures the future of music education. So, please, if you have not already responded to the Passion mailing, take a moment to support VanderCook and the next generation of great music teachers. We can do it with you…thank you!
HOW YOU CAN HELP
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about ways you can support VanderCook College of Music – including participation in a corporate match program - please contact Jeff Sadowski, director of philanthropy, at: 312-788-1166 or email@example.com.
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