Donor Impact Report

A Message from Jim Ockenden

Dear Alumni and Friends,

One million dollars.

That was the amount we set out to raise for the Nazareth Annual Fund for the fiscal year 2020–2021. I’m thrilled to report that, thanks to you, we raised $1,029,000 — exceeding our goal for annual unrestricted giving!

When we set this goal we recognized that many alumni, families, and friends had been struggling financially and there was no end to the pandemic in sight. But you rose to the challenge to ensure a successful on-campus experience for our students — there was no choice but to dream big.

You made it happen!

Your philanthropy bolstered the Nazareth Annual Fund and provided urgently needed current-use funds that enabled us to confront and conquer the relentless and unpredictable needs that emerged all year long, particularly in the areas of student financial aid, technology, and campus health and safety.

It was because of your generosity that our Golden Flyers were able to thrive and excel despite the chaos of the world around them.

It gives me great pleasure to share this donor impact report with you. I encourage you to give yourself a pat on the back for the success stories it tells about Nazareth and our students in 2020–2021. These stories would not have been possible without you.

Many thanks,

Jim Ockenden ‘83
Nazareth College Trustee
Chair, Nazareth Annual Fund

Jim Ockendon