The Wooster Fund The Wooster Fund was established in 1926. Participation in The Wooster Fund is viewed as a measure of alumni satisfaction, which influences the College's ability to secure grants from corporations and foundations and is a determining factor in Wooster’s national ranking. More importantly, the money raised supports the College's operating budget and allows Wooster to sustain its commitment to excellence as the premier college for mentored undergraduate research. Gifts to The Wooster Fund allow the College to provide extraordinary opportunities for learning and discovery; to extend the financial aid program to every student who needs it; and to help meet emerging priorities and new challenges. Unrestricted funds give Wooster the flexibility to undertake critical new initiatives such as APEX (Advising, Planning, and Experiential Learning) and provide the ability to attract world-renowned faculty. Goals for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014: $2,900,000 Progress as of February 28, 2014: $2,249,451 Your gift to The Wooster Fund benefits all aspects of a Wooster education – from scholarships and financial aid, to faculty resources and student programming and services. The Wooster Fund has a long tradition of advancing Wooster’s mission of educating leaders of character and influence. Every gift is important. Your gift will help to: Keep Wooster affordable… More than 75% of students receive scholarships or financial aid. Maintain the tradition of excellence in teaching… Keeping small class sizes and recruiting top faculty. Provide academic resources... including journal subscriptions, lab supplies and technology. Gifts can be made online through our secure site using your credit card. Your online gift can be used immediately to help current students. Wooster gladly accepts your personal check made payable to The College of Wooster. If you choose to make a gift by check, mail it to our office at: The Gault Alumni Center 1012 Beall Avenue Wooster, OH 44691 For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.