It’s not uncommon for our educational institutions to advertise the day when tuition runs out and private support and other income sources begin to take over – it’s a great way to demonstrate the importance of philanthropy on campus. It’s especially powerful for students, as they learn that tuition covers only a percentage of their education – and alumni are helping with the rest. Hopefully they’ll continue that tradition in the future!
I like this simple video from Marquette that features “Tuition Runs Out Day” and their program to inform students while thanking alumni. Low cost and effective – my favorite combo!
On a related note, another great video that shows the fine work of David Jones and his colleagues at the University of Georgia. . . saying thanks to donors while educating their students about the importance of supporting UGA. Enjoy!