Special Funding Opportunities
Johnston Center for Integrative Studies
Alumni and parent support of the Johnston Center is critical to the long-term success of this unique educational experience. Gifts of all sizes have a positive impact on the student experience and help ensure that the traditions and success of the last 40 years continues for many decades more.
Here is a brief overview of our two main funding opportunities:
Johnston Director's Discretionary Fund: This is the Center's annual fund and gifts here directly support Johnston students: funding senior projects and Integrated Semester projects (creative and academic); paying the way for students to attend national conferences to give papers; support for field trips, class projects and guest speakers not covered by the Kathryn Green series.
Building Johnston Community Endowment: The endowment is in essence the Center's savings account. The endowment provides for 5 percent of the market value of the corpus (the original investment plus interest) to be used by the Center annually. In this method, the corpus is never spent, as the 5-percent annual spending rate is a conservative figure and allows the corpus to grow. The goal is to spend a portion of the interest and never touch capital, ensuring long-term stability for the Center. This fund is managed so that whether the endowment grows by 2 percent, 10 percent or even loses value, the Center still has access to that 5-percent payout.
Interest from the endowment fund is used to positively impact the student experience. Most recent uses of these funds include: furniture for the "Jimmie" Room that has stayed inviolate; digital photography and sound equipment; developing a screening room for films; supporting the new "Visiting Alumni Faculty" program, in which one alum comes each year to offer a course to the community.
Since 1971, the Bulldog Bench has played an integral role in helping us provide the best possible experience for our student-athletes while developing their full potential as tough competitors and excellent citizens. In 2009, the Bulldog Bench became a membership organization to encourage our greater athletic community of fans, parents and alumni to directly and financially impact the 21 intercollegiate athletic programs at the University of Redlands.
Your annual membership of just $100 provides important resources used to sustain and enhance the student-athlete experience and maintain the momentum behind years of success, on and off the playing field. If you graduated in 2009, 2010, 2011 or 2012, you can become a member for just $50. If you graduated in 2013 you can become a member for $20.13. In appreciation for your support, you will receive an official Bulldog Bench window cling and regular updates from Jeff Martinez, Director of Athletics, and his team.
For more information on special funding opportunities, please contact Molly Widdicombe, Director of Annual Giving, at (909) 748-8381 or firstname.lastname@example.org.