As 2020 draws to a close, we want to express how truly grateful we are for the Brown community’s collective generosity and unwavering support. With your help, the University was able to successfully navigate this year’s unexpected challenges. We feel fortunate to have alumni, parents, and friends who thoughtfully directed their giving to the University’s top priorities through the BrownTogether campaign.
Over the past 12 months, campaign contributions have strengthened financial aid and access to internships; funded endowed chairs for faculty recruitment and retention; expanded our scholars’ capacity to produce research focused on some of society’s most pressing issues; accelerated the University’s pursuit of novel treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and cancer; helped maintain exceptional teaching as we transitioned to remote learning; and enabled the School of Public Health to lead the way forward in the fight against COVID-19.
In addition, the Brown family came together virtually for two successful giving days. For Bruno Gives Back Day (October 28), more than 4,000 donors contributed over $1.7 million in current-use funding for Brown Athletics, while Giving Tuesday (December 1) saw more than $4 million raised for financial aid and other immediate needs through the Brown Annual Fund.
These achievements and other notable campaign accomplishments this year have positioned us well to carry this momentum forward in the coming months through a number of activities. These include a fundraising challenge that will match 1:1 all endowment gifts to The Brown Promise, a drive to create more Brown Annual Fund Scholarships in celebration of 30 years of scholarship support through BAF, and a challenge that will match 1:1 all gifts to the Inman Page Council BAF Scholarship.
We invite you to join us in sustaining Brown’s commitment to academic excellence and service to society, and reinforcing the power this community has to make a difference in the world.
With best wishes for the holiday season,
Theresia Gouw '90
Ralph F. Rosenberg '86, P'17
Joan Wernig Sorensen '72 LHD'19 hon., P'06, P'06
Read the Winter 2020 Campaign Impact Newsletter