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Annual Press Release

Annual Press Release


Gifts from Alumni Rose 14.5 Percent and Reached $11.37 Billion
Gifts for Capital Purposes Increased 12.3 Percent
Current Operations Gifts Inched Up 2.6 percent 

Charitable contributions to colleges and universities in the United States increased 6.3 percent in 2017, according to the Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) survey, conducted annually by the Council for Aid to Education (CAE). At $43.60 billion, the total is the highest level reported by CAE since the survey’s inception in 1957.

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Our annual publication, Voluntary Support of Education, offers comprehensive data on contributions by source and purpose for all higher-education and pre-collegiate participants. It includes a summary report that describes patterns of giving nationwide and links trends in giving to major economic indicators.

Voluntary Support of Education 2017 Publication

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